Monthly Archives: November 2015

Angie’s Coffeecake

This is a recipe I made probably 20 years ago and still remember fondly.  It is from the Silver Palette Cookbook that was popular back then.   I followed it which two changes.  I used almond paste chopped up instead of dates for one of the cakes.  I also used all butter instead of the shortening and butter they have…

Henry’s Deep Fried Big Mac!

This was a side project of Henry’s when I got out the deep fryer out to make the egg rolls for the Vietnamese Bun.  Henry concocted some kind of batter to smear over it and dropped it in the hot oil.  It was surprisingly good for a few bites.  He also deep fried the McDonalds apple pie but that was…

Henry’s Vanilla Macaroons with Double Chocolate Ganache

Henry went to a cooking camp at Sur La Table in the summer and learned how to make these.  These pictures are from two different attempts.  The first time the batter was too thick and had a little peak on top that kept them from laying level which was a problem because they kept slipping apart once the filling was…

Vietnamese Bun

This was intense on so many levels! 1. The amazingly accurate flavor this had to the Bun I love from Saigon Pearl in Irvine. 2. The time this took to put together 3. The pungent odor it left in my house for days! First off, this tasted delicious!  I love the Bun at Saigon Pearl at the Diamond Jamboree in…

Macaroni and Cheese

I like macaroni and cheese but I am not obsessed with it like some people.  Although when I made this  I was obsessed for a a couple days, until I moved on to my next food obsession.  This kinda blew my mind.  I think the key to its success was an awesome shaped noodle, really good cheese, lots of sauce…