Archive for July, 2010

Home Cooking, Minus the Cooking

Now that I’m home in Northern California, I don’t cook nearly as much (if ever). Either my parents cook for me, or they take me out. It’s nice not needing to cook for myself every day. Also, since my dad is now obsessed with buying cooking supplies and tools at used restaurant supply stores, I will inherit all his other cookware. Awesome? Indeed.

Yesterday, however, I was cooking up a storm. Well, mostly just baking. I made sugar cookies for my manfriend, since he’s all the way in Podunk, Kentucky (i.e. Fort Knox). I just got a bunch of cookie cutters for graduation, so I had to try them out. I used the recipe from my Cookies recipe book by Hilaire Walden, and this butter icing for sugar cookies recipe on I also made parchment cones for icing for the first time! I was very proud of myself. My best friend’s mom in preschool would always be decorating cookies with the parchment cones and sprinkles and colored sugar and those edible metallic-looking balls…ah, the memories.

So that’s what has been up. Maybe I’ll post a review of a local restaurant or something soon. Don’t count on it though – I’m pretty lazy.


My Farewell Brunch

I’m now back in Northern California with my manfriend/boyfriend/thing (who left Saturday), and I took him to La Victoria, in-N-out Burger, Pan Tao for real Chinese, Lee’s Sandwiches, a couple pho places, the Golden Dragon for dim sum, and Twist cafe. I promise I will tell you about them all at some point, but now I have to tell you all about my farewell brunch and how awesome it was. I made 3 dozen corn muffins, 2 bacon quiches, a 7-egg veggie scramble, and 2 frozen bags of tater tots for 16 people, in addition to fruit, iced coffee, and mimosas. There were 4 corn muffins left at the end, and a couple wounded soldiers of champagne. Needless to say I was a beast in the kitchen.

I’ve already posted my bacon quiche recipe, so I guess I’ll just post a couple pictures. The corn muffin recipe was from the back of the GOYA corn meal package. Really simple, really tasty, as usual. All in all it was a great way to say goodbye to (almost) everyone who had made my NYC experience amazing. I mean, you really can’t go wrong when you offer people free food. OH, that was the other thing: my friends brought me alcohol, fruit, juices, and a pie! So there was that, too.

i made all 3 dozen corn muffins the night before. so cute!

the quiche before i put it in the oven. less appetizing here, but sooo delicious.


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