I hate it when a recipe is written as a story with the ingredients in the paragraphs. Example: Combine 3 cups of flour with 1 stick of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. It drives me insane that I have to search for the ingredients and I absolutely refuse to make anything from one of these recipes. Am I the only one who is bothered by it? Do you use recipes written in paragraph format?
Posts for September 3rd 2007
It's only 13 short days until my 26th birthday, so it's time I get moving on the party! I take my birthdays very seriously and by serious I mean I celebrate the entire month of September and always have a fabulous party. My last birthday blow out bash was in 2003, so this year I am hosting a huge cocktail party and inviting everyone I know. I've reserved a bar called Wish, here in San Francisco, and instead of asking guests to wear cocktail attire, I'm asking them to come dressed as their favorite cocktail. How will I do this? With a cleaver and crafty invitation, of course! To see how I made it, read more
My little sister recently began her first job after graduating from college. To help her transform from college student to young professional, she needs our help. In college she would meet her girlfriends for lunch or snack on food at home between classes. Now that she is in the working world, she'll have a lunch break. She would like to pack a lunch most days, and being super environmental and eco-conscious she does not want to pack it in a brown paper bag. I thought it would be fun if we got her a cool adult-appropriate lunchbox. It doesn't have to be an actual lunchbox, it could be a small, fun tote, or a cute little pail so get creative! Save the lunchboxes you discover in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Adult Lunchbox.
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One of my favorite things to do with leftover meat is to throw it together with some potatoes and seasonings for a breakfast-inspired dinner hash. It works best if you've got leftover potatoes to deal with, but if you don't have any, simply precook a few beforehand, or get a package of precooked diced potatoes. Serve with a fragrant fruit salad and you've got a perfect dinner meal. To get a great recipe — the secret is in the few minutes of broiling at the end — for skillet pork hash, read more
On today's date in 1881, Lorenzo Delmonico — New York's most famed restaurateur of the time — died at the age of 68. Lorenzo came to America from his native Switzerland exactly 50 years earlier to help his uncles John and Peter with their restaurant, Delmonico's, New York's first restaurant. In 1842 at the age of 29, Lorenzo inherited the family business.
His innate ability to manage the restaurant, combined with his keen knack for understanding the constant flux that is New York City, gave Lorenzo and his restaurants unmatched confidence. During his reign as New York's culinary extraordinaire, he opened many more Delmonico's and hired the best chefs who created dishes such as Eggs Benedict and Lobster Newburg.
His success is due in part to his business philosophy that the customer must always be happy and the ingredients are of the highest quality. Today the legacy that Lorenzo Delmonico built lives on at the current restaurant and Emeril's Delmonico restaurant in New Orleans.