Monthly Archives: December 2009

What I’m Reading Today

Well, that’s another year down.  Too many dishes to count and a lot of cooking and writing, at least for me.  I’ll recap some of my favorites after the first of the year.  But, for this last installment of 2009, … Continue reading

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What a day!  I spent the morning making tamales and the evening eating them up.  It was fantastic.  I have two great friends who invited my friend and I over to help make tamales with them.  Both Texans, with Mexican … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today-Tamales!

Today I’m off to spend the day with a friend and her mother-in-law making authentic Mexican tamales.  I’m going to pass on my usual post and will be back later with the full tamale report.  Stay tuned.

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Make it yourself!

These days it is so easy to buy food already prepared or partially prepared.  People have strayed from the kitchen and gravitated to the deli counter, take out window, and frozen food aisle.  Frankly, I can’t really think of what … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today-Cookie Edition

It’s time for cookies.  Holiday cookies galore!  Happy Baking. As you can see from the picture above, I LOVE holiday cookies.  In today’s LA Times there is an article called Sweet Memories of Mom’s Christmas Cookies.  Who doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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Crispy Potato Latkes

Happy Hanukkah!  To ring in the holiday here, I made a huge batch of potato latkes.  One of my all time favorite foods, they’re just delicious….if you get them right.  Latkes need to be crispy and crunchy on the outside … Continue reading

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Taking a Break Today

“What I’m Reading” will be back later today or tomorrow….Thanks for waiting.

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