Chasing Delicious

Vanilla Mascarpone Cheesecake Scones at
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02 Mar Vanilla Mascarpone Cheesecake Brown Butter Scones

  There I lay, audibly thinking of what I could possibly bake, in a kitchen I’ve not restocked in weeks. He sits across from me, shaking his head in amusement.   “Do we even have anything to bake with?”   “Sure.”   “What could you possibly have in that kitchen?”   I think for a while. I don’t know what’s in the kitchen to be honest. I hop up, wander around, pry cabinet doors open,…

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26 Feb Your Weekly Internet Spoils: Another Margarita Edition

It’s a special day that only comes around once a year, my darlings: National Margarita Day. And though it may purport to be contained with the borders of the USA, I say that margaritas should cross those borders and bring us all together. (Because we stole them from another culture, like we do most things. AMERICA!)   So raise your shakers as one, Earth, because we have some tequila to drink in the name of…

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19 Feb Your Weekly Internet Spoils: Cocktail Hour Edition

My darlings it has been too long since we’ve had a proper cocktail hour around here and since I remembered that I’m in fact in charge of the programming on Fridays, that changes now. So put on your best frock and get out the good glassware— or put on some sweatpants and find the Solo cups lurking in the back of your pantry, you’re in charge of your own adventure here.   Shall we?  …

Orange Bitters Tres Leches with a Torched Meringue at
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18 Feb Orange Bitters Tres Leches with a Torched Meringue

    Tres Leches (spanish for “three milks”) is a dessert of white cake soaked in three milks, traditionally sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream, and oftentimes topped with a light, creamy whipped cream.   My version keeps the white sponge cake but replaces the three milks with a homemade sweetened condensed milk glaze, and the frosting with soft, sweet Italian meringue.   5.0 from 1 reviews Orange Bitters Tres Leches with a Torched…

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12 Feb Your Weekly Internet Spoils: Be Mine Edition

If you’ve been reading for a while now, my darlings, you’ve probably noticed that my approach to holidays is to encourage you to turn them into whatever suits you best. I find this to be a better strategy than “ignoring” what might be deemed as a stupid holiday as it’s rather difficult to ignore something that is constantly shoved in your face via all available forms of media.   And so: Do not feel forced…

Baked Lemon Basil Ricotta Ravioli and a recipe for homemade semolina pasta at
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10 Feb Baked Lemon Basil Ravioli and Homemade Semolina Pasta

  Quiet nights, cold nights, tucked under a blanket. Page flips, wine sips, a warm fire near by.   I toil away at bubbling sauces and thinning pasta. He watches. He listens. He waits.   We taste, season, taste again. We wait.   Fingers twist around an old lens. An image comes into focus. A worn shutter speed dial is carefully tuned. Shadows in a dimly lit kitchen disappear.   We wait. Then we eat….

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05 Feb Your Weekly Internet Spoils: Game Day Edition

It’s that magical time of year, my darlings, when full grown men wearing spandex smash into one another repeatedly and hard enough to cause brain damage while in pursuit of a ball. It’s entertainment! We will collectively watch them and cheer while we stuff our faces with snacks and our livers with ethanol.   It’s the American Way!   Shall we?   To consume and imbibe   An American sportsball event does one thing better than anything else,…

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29 Jan Your Weekly Internet Spoils: Dinner is Served Edition

  Although I may, at the time of this writing, have just inhaled a grilled cheese like some kind of monster, I am usually one to support a more healthful dinner option that includes more vegetables than “does smoked paprika vaguely count?”. (For the record, no, smoked paprika is not a vegetable. But it is delicious. Put it on your fried eggs and put your fried eggs on your grilled cheeses.)   But I digress. Shall we?…

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22 Jan Your Weekly Internet Spoils: Snack Edition

We’ve hopefully got some healthful and delicious breakfast and lunches squared away now, my darlings, but before we move on to dinners I thought we might need a nice snack break.   Shall we?   To consume and imbibe   I thought I would start things off with another series of roundups so that everyone can find just the snacks to suit them (and hide from their jealous coworkers): Whole Foods has a list of…

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15 Jan Your Weekly Internet Spoils: Luncheon Edition

A thing that many people do in New Year is bring their lunch to work in order to save money and eat a little healthier (it’s hard to say no to cheese fries when you are starving and faced with their delicious smell, after all). I am here to make this much easier for you by recommending some lunchtime options that are not sad desk lunches.   It’s easier to stick to a resolution that…