I'm back to procrasti-baking. Instead of focusing fully on those college essays that will not write themselves (if only), I've started baking through cookie recipes. Maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement; so far, I’ve only baked one batch of cookies, but there will be more to come. I started with my favorite cookies from … Continue reading Christmas in August (but only for the cookies)!
Chocolate is magical!
Especially in banana bread. (Now, I honestly feel like this is an unnecessary qualifier because chocolate is always magical, but it works wonders on the already quite impressive banana bread.) When miracle of miracles, the roads were frozen for longer than 24 hours because Houston weather remained relatively static for a whole day (and there … Continue reading Chocolate is magical!
Snow day (aka: time for split pea salad!)
It's only the second week of second semester, but the Houston weather has decided (yet, again) to keep us at home. Luckily, I'd already bought the ingredients for my next Dining In adventure. My premeditated recipe choice was perfect for this absurdly cold and icy Houston night (I know, I know. I'm saying this while the Northeast … Continue reading Snow day (aka: time for split pea salad!)
A Cooking Experiment: Madeleines
While staying with my grandmother, my aunt Leslye and I underwent a cooking experiment (my first). My aunt was smart enough to bring madeleine pans and a madeleine cookbook with her, so that was at the center of our experiment. We were planning on making a new type of madeleine each day, but my parents … Continue reading A Cooking Experiment: Madeleines
Cooking for Gram
I spent the past week visiting my grandmother, who had undergone surgery, so my family and I were in charge of the cooking. On our drive to her house, we passed by so many farmer's market stands. We picked up some peaches, watermelon (commonly named a Sugar Baby) and beautiful tomatoes. Don't forget to take … Continue reading Cooking for Gram
Breakfast for Dinner
Remember when I said that I followed recipes for my cooking endeavors, well that was mostly true. There are a few dishes, the Kontos family comfort foods, that I know by heart. One of my favorites is our take on scrambled eggs, a version described by my mom as a "scr-omelet:" a hybrid scrambled egg-omelet. … Continue reading Breakfast for Dinner
Two for One: Hummus and Bread
This summer, I spent the past three weeks at UT Austin for a summer program. Since I was staying in a dorm, I ate at restaurants or at the dorm with food worse than that on airplanes for three weeks straight. When I came home, I had such a craving for fresh vegetables that I … Continue reading Two for One: Hummus and Bread