Penuche Fudge, sweet defined

Dan’s post on making his favorite dessert, Baklava, for Thanksgiving inspired me to make my own favorite dessert, which I’ve avoided making for years. Why avoided? Because it only comes out right (for me) every few times, and because I feel awful after eating it because it is pure fat and sugar.

Easier than this recipe [...]

Turkish Thanksgiving


Hi, my name is Daniel, and it’s been 365 days since I last ate pumpkin pie.

Hi, Daniel!

I realize I’m alone in this, but I am not a big fan of pumpkin pie. Not a fan. Pumpkins are best reserved for soup, as in this recipe. But I like cooking for Thanksgiving, and given free [...]

Monday Chowder

I was talking to my Mom on the phone today, telling her about the snow in Seattle and the Chicken Corn Chowder I was making on the stove. I talked to her around noon, and I was fully dressed in flannel and pajama bottoms, the luxuriously awesome attire of a freelance writer. “Mmmm,” she sighed. [...]

Three’s a Crowd

White chocolate and caviar

As sometimes happens when everything is going along fine, I had a great idea, I started investigating it, and was so utterly amazed and horrified by what I found I spent the next week hiding under my desk, fending off intruders with a paddle ball toy. In this case, it was [...]