Exploding Eggs

I’ve become somewhat obsessed with making poached eggs in the microwave ever since Graham Norton mentioned doing it on his radio show/podcast a few weeks ago. According the Graham, just break an egg into a ramekin that has a small bit of room temperature water in it, then throw it into the microwave for between … Continue reading Exploding Eggs

Shrimp Jambalaya

I made shrimp jambalaya for lunch today for the first time. I was surprised by two things. How easy it was to make and how delicious it turned out. Will definitely make it again. Probably try some variations.    

Oven Fries

I love French fries. But they aren’t the most healthful of foods. And they aren’t very convenient to make at home. So I was delighted to come across this recipe from America’s Test Kitchen for Thick-Cut Oven Fries. I don’t know if they’re more healthful than French fries, but they’re certainly easier to make in … Continue reading Oven Fries


One of the most useful items in my kitchen is the Cuisinart Immersion Blender. I use it daily to make protein shakes and frequently to make vinaigrettes, pestos, and various other delicious treats. So if something should happen to it, were I to be immersionless for even a day, it would be a major problem. … Continue reading Immersed


I tried to make Blondies again today, but this time I think I put in all the ingredients. Here’s the recipe that I got from episode 21 of season 22 of America’s Test Kitchen. Note that salt is important to bring out the butterscotch flavor. I toast the nuts in a skillet before starting on the … Continue reading Blondies