• Location: Omaha, NE

Bake the Book: The Irish Pantry

Way too much stuff. But always jello and Guittard chocolate chips!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Perfect Steak Set from Double R Ranch Co.

Ribeye with salt, pepper and butter

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Gift Guide: Plush Food Toys and Cushions

Cook the Book: Andy Ricker's 'Pok Pok'

We were lucky enough to be able to try Pok Pok a while ago - Their wings were amazing and I loved their sticky rice.

Bake the Book: The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

Can't beat a good chocolate chip cookie.

Gadgets: Microplane Elite Star Grater

I saw that in the store the other day and it looked like it was hard to clean - Knowing me, I'd probably try to grate a slightly softer cheese get it all stuck in there..

What dish best represents the food of your region?

And btw, green jello + cottage cheese salad is not better than it sounds. It's sort of like a cement-mixer shot in jiggly-salad form...

What dish best represents the food of your region?

Yes!! Maid-Rites definitely make me think of IA. Although, so do weird "salads" old ladies bring to small-town potlucks (for example: green jello + cottage cheese...) In NE: Maybe a big slab of steak and potatoes - We also eat a ton of hamburgers..

Comic: 'Dream Guy' by Natasha Allegri

Her art is awesome!!

Weekend Baking Project: Salty Triple Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

I love salty and sweet desserts - I just need to stop making them for a while.. Every time I go anywhere where we need to bring a dish, I wind up bringing something salty and sweet- I think people are going to start thinking I don't know how to make a normal dessert..

Video: How to Poach Eggs, the Foolproof Method (Really!)

Lol I like the drawing of the baby egg + grown-up egg

My Pie Monday: Polly-O Pan Pie, Spicy Bacon Jam, Detroit-Style Marco Pollo Pizza, and More!

Yum Detroit-style pizza!! We need a recipe!!!

Cook the Book: 'From A Polish Country House Kitchen'

Why does my hummus suck?

Wow thank you so much for all the comments! I have a lot of things to try- So many good suggestions!

Bake the Book: Bouchon Bakery

I don't know if it's necessarily a dessert, but pain au chocolat.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Pork Belly Heaven Package

Oh I love La Quercia - I found some proscuitto at HyVee the other day and literally had it last night. It was so good!! I like pancetta in carbonara

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

In-N-Out Double double animal style

Holiday Giveaway: The Amazing Thermapen Thermometer

chicken definitely - I've had my eye on one of these for a long time!

Gift Guide: Easy to Ship, Only in New York Foods

Whattt those Levain cookies look amazing!! Must find copy cat recipe..

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

With milk and a little bit of sugar

Fun with fermenting! Ideas, tips..?

Have you read Sandor Katz's Art of Fermenting? There are a lot of great ideas in there. I did some kimchi, pickles and I'm about to do some kombucha

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Figs, goat cheese, olive oil and thyme

Watch Clips from the Next Episode of 'Mind a Chef' with David Chang on PBS

Lol love David Chang - ^^^I was thinking the same thing

Asian Thanksgiving?

Vegetable mandu as a side?

Why does my hummus suck?

I've tried to make hummus a couple of different times using different recipes and it generally winds up kind of dry and flavorless. Has anyone found a good recipe? It's hard to replicate the smooth creaminess of Sabra..

Glucose syrup

Anyone know where to find some online (other than on Amazon?) I got the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook and I'm really wanting to try it in some of the recipes.

Food to go?

My brother's been in the hospital for the past week (he's doing alright, just a long process now) and I've been taking food down to my parents for lunch everyday. I've taken pizza, bought some sandwiches, made some wraps and made some chicken sandwiches and pulled pork sandwiches. The food can stay kind of warm (it takes them a while to come down sometimes and its got to travel a ways) but there's a microwave (I'd really not rather use it though). Any suggestions as to what I can bring? I'm running out of ideas....

Pizza Sauce?

Does anyone have, or know of a link to, a great pizza sauce recipe? I'm really looking for something simple and a little on the sweet side.

Special sauce

Does anyone have a good recipe for a sort-of spicy / creamy sauce that can be used on burgers / quesadillas / sandwiches and other things?

Las Vegas restaurants?

My bf and I are going to Las Vegas in about a month, and we're wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what restaurants to visit? We're staying on the new and old strip (downtown). Any help is appreciated!!

Homemade Wonton Soup

A classic wonton soup made with Chinese superior stock flavored with chicken, pork, ham, and shrimp. The wontons are stuffed with a mixture of pork and shrimp. The shrimp are brined in a solution of salt and baking soda to make them extra crisp. More

Banana Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal adds a wholesome flavor and an interesting texture to this banana bread, and there are no wet chunks of banana in the bread because the wet ingredients are mixed in the blender. You still get the moisture, sweetness and most importantly flavor from the bananas. More

Oatmeal Creme Pies

[Photographs: Sarah Jane Sanders] Note: These cookies require very little bake time. In my oven, 8 minutes is enough to cook them through and results in soft and pliable cookies, just like the real deal. 10 minutes, however, results in... More

Honey Roasted Peanuts

You can also add some herbs or spices to the sugar and salt mixture to create your own unique honey roasted peanuts. A teaspoon of cinnamon, ground ginger, or cayenne pepper would be nice.... More

Thai-Style Omelet (Khai Jiao)

[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu] This type of Thai-style omelet features multiple soft inner layers and crispy edges. It's made of very few simple ingredients and, though some attention is needed when it comes to technique, the overall process is very quick... More

Gong Bao Chicken

If you've ordered takeout from a Chinese restaurant in your life, you've probably either seen or tasted Kung Pao chicken. And I'll admit that it's a dish I've loved and still enjoy. But the Westernized version is missing the key ingredient that is the star of the authentic Sichuan version, known more commonly as Gong Bao chicken: Sichuan peppercorns. It's their unique, mouth-numbing effect that gives the dish its spicy, warming quality. More

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Everything you'd expect from a sweet and sour sauce—a fruity base, sugar for extra sweetness, rice vinegar for the sour component, and ketchup for that reddish hue—this has an unmistakable Western touch. More

Pork Braised in Milk and Cream

When searching in my kitchen for things to toss into my braising dish, milk and cream are not the first to jump out. But after a few conversations with a dear friend I was inspired to look into recipes for pork braised in milk and cream. The final product is moist and tender, and the milk and cream create a thick, curdled, porky sauce that is unlike anything I have ever tasted before. More


Orangettes are a perfect, simple homage to the combination of orange and chocolate. This recipe is designed to create candied orange zest that is delightfully chewy on the inside, with chocolate the snaps between the teeth on the outside. Use a high-quality chocolate of no more than 61% cocoa solids; higher percentages can be difficult to use for dipping. I like to simmer a cinnamon stick in the simple syrup to impart a hit of cinnamon. It's not mandatory, but highly recommended. More

Dinner Tonight: Pasta e Broccoli

What really works with the famous pasta e broccoli is that if you cook it long enough, the parboiled broccoli breaks up into the pasta and almost melts into a pasta-clinging sauce when combined with the cooking water. Increasing the ratio of broccoli-to-pasta not only makes the dish a bit healthier, but better too. While this version is a simple one with garlic, pepper flakes, and Parmesan, another route might melt some anchovies into the oil and skip the Parmesan. Either way, this is, at the very least, a delicious way to eat your broccoli. More

Dinner Tonight: Dan Dan Noodles

For this Dan Dan noodle recipe, there's nothing too difficult to find besides Sichuan peppercorns (they'd be sorely missed, but you could make it without them), and the technique is as simple as using high heat and working quickly. It's a slightly Americanized version, yet the taste is wonderful, deep, and satisfying—and it comes together in less than 20 minutes. More

Bacon-Bourbon Jam

Adapted from Everyday Food. The taste of this jam is truly outrageous. Each bite contains layer upon layer of flavor, from the caramelized onions and garlic; to the sweet bourbon and maple syrup; to the smoky, salty, porky bacon. Try... More