Cooking From The Pantry

It’s That Time of Year Again: Dan’s Birthday Cheesecake 2008

Long time readers know that I have been baking cheesecakes for my dear friend and brother, Dan, for his birthday for quite some time. And I have posted the Universal Cheesecake Recipe which I use as a basis for every variant I have made and recorded on this blog. The different flavors I have posted […]

Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang: Spaghetti with Ramps, Green Garlic and Goat Feta

I bet you are wondering why I called this recipe “Kiss, Kiss, Bang Bang,” right? Well, it has nothing to do with either James Bond, the movie with Robert Downey Jr. or the Torchwood episode of the same name. It has to do with the nature of the recipe I am presenting. This pasta sauce […]

Sauerkraut Braised in Beer: An Early Spring Delight

Yes, sauerkraut is a spring vegetable. Yes, it is made in the autumn, and eaten all winter, but the last of it is also eaten in the early spring, before the emergence of the first spring greens, asparagus and peas. Well, it is eaten in the spring if you made enough of it to get […]

Tasty Retro Holiday Spread: Bubbling Hot Artichoke Parmesan

I don’t have any clue the provenance of artichoke parmesan dip/spread. My suspicions are that it came into existence in the United States between the decades of the 1950′s and 1970′s, probably in a woman’s magazine, either as an article, or in an ad promoting the use of canned artichoke hearts to make an “elegant […]

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