Hello, I’m Donald and I’m a brownie phreak! I will admit, amongst all available sweet, delicious, fat inducing, indulgences one could have, I will take a warm brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream over anything. I haven’t go a clue as to what it is, but it is what it is. I saw these brownies […]

To eat or not to eat, that is the question; Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The aches and pains of culinary delicacies, Or to take pause against a plate of shellfish, And by opposing, eat them. To cook, to eat; That’s right. Once again I have been attacked by the “kings disease.” You know […]

It has been so difficult to get to posting the past couple of weeks, but I really wanted to get this post out. If you like carrot cake, you’re gonna love this one. It is a classic carrot cake with a bit of a twist – the addition of pistachios in the cake and pineapple in the […]

That’s a mouthful isn’t it? And I had several. That serving glass used to be my wine glass. There is a reason that I no longer use that glass – it holds way to much of a good thing. I mean, it is a very healthy indulgence; it has blueberries, which are high in antioxidants and other […]

The fact is that I couldn’t verify that this was actual Mexican chocolate. The article from the August 2010 Bon Appetit suggested that it was the combination of chocolate and cinnamon yielding the Mexican flavor. Okay. If they say so. It tasted good no matter what it’s called. The creamy layer of orange scented meringue atop the […]

One of the nice things about living in the south and being from the north is that, to me, it really never gets all that cold here. Well I can neither say that for the last couple of weeks in December this year nor for the first couple of weeks in January. It has gotten to be […]

It’s winter and from time to time, well, it’s cold here in Atlanta. This past weekend, we actually hit the teens. I’ll be honest, it very rarely gets cold here, relatively speaking, to me. The winters in Atlanta are like two good weeks in total of actual “cold” weather. I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania not Tennessee, and […]

    Posole is a traditional pre-Colombian soup or stew made from hominy, with pork (or other meat), chile, and other seasonings and garnish, such as cabbage, lettuce, oregano, cilantro, avocado, radish, lime juice, etc. There are a number of variations on pozole, including blanco (white or clear), verde (green), rojo (red), de frijol (with beans), and […]

First let me say a most gracious thank you to all you who wished me and my peeps well this past holiday season. I truly hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday and I hope that the new year brings much love, luck, prosperity, and of course, great dishes! How the time flies! January 2nd […]

Hotlanta? Yeah, that’s the name granted this city when it is summer time, but not as of late. Not that I am one to complain about the cold; I mean I am from Philadelphia, but this winter weather here in Atlanta has been the coldest I have ever experienced here. It was like 5 degrees-F last weekend […]