Happy New Year everybody! This year we celebrated with a little Cards Against Humanity and some wickedly good Mac and Cheese!! Not just one, but three different kinds! My favorite is the German version featuring horseradish cheese and pretzels.
In this "Get A Life" installment I'm talking Pizzelles! Classic Italian wafer cookies that are generally a staple of any holiday gathering. Often flavored with vanilla or anise, these cookies are made quite simply with, essentially, a waffle iron.
The older we get, the more the Holidays seem to get stressful. Doesn't matter which Holiday you celebrate this time of year, there's so much pressure to have the "perfect party," get the "perfect gift(s)," "get everything done" and of course get stuck in traffic, especially on weekends near a shopping center. The Holidays are supposed to be a break from the stress of our "real work." So do something different and fun, like build your own gingerbread house.
One of the biggest problems for me in cooking is keeping track of all my recipes. Not only family recipes passed down, but even those I find online. Bookmarking online recipes and storing printed recipes in files and such, well it became frustrating to find anything when I literally have 1000’s of recipes around.
2 years ago I found the Paprika Recipe Manager and holy cow, did that bring a complete change to how we store recipes, cook and shop.
Food Network judge and author, Simon Majumdar is traveling and eating his way across America for his new book, “Fed, White and Blue.” Just like the book, he’s invited Americans to suggest locations to visit and if you’re lucky, he’ll even come prepare a meal for you. I was fortunate enough to host Simon and his lovely wife Sybil during his stop here in the Atlanta area (Buford, GA) and what transpired was a truly fun evening of great food and conversation.