foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

chicken baked with puffballs

Starting last month, the puffballs began making an appearance at the Farmer’s Market.  These giant mushrooms are about the size and shape of dodgeballs.  That is, the dodgeballs of long-ago … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

ad hoc brioche

I’ve made the ad hoc brioche a few times and it’s actually very easy.  What with all the eggs and butter, it’s nearly impossible to end up with anything but … Continue reading

September 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

king arthur flour spiced peach muffins

One of the best things about our CSA with Wayward Seed is the fruit share.  Every week, we end up with pounds of the stuff.  Even splitting the bounty with … Continue reading

August 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

bon appétit’s yukon gold cinnamon rolls

Potato breads and I have not typically gotten along.  Until Bon Appétit ran their recipe for Yukon Gold Cinnamon Rolls in their March 2009 issue.  Seeing as how husband loves … Continue reading

August 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

alton brown’s homemade soft pretzels

When I view an episode of Good Eats everything always seems like a great idea during that half hour.  And then there are those episodes where I really, really, really … Continue reading

August 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

blueberry cream cheese squares

When we signed up for the CSA with Wayward Seed, we were most excited about the fruit portion of our share.  Of course, this does eventually fore you (force you, … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

alton brown’s cream of the crop cornbread

Having just made a rather large batch of Alton Brown’s Better-than-Granny’s Creamed Corn, it was only natural to use part of the goodness to move onto his Cream of the … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

king arthur flour blueberry slump

The CSA from Wayward Seed has been coming with blueberries of late.  While eating these out of hand (it was a snack today!) has been fantastic, finding things to cook … Continue reading

August 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

artisan baking – craig ponsford’s ciabatta

This is the most complicated bread that I’ve made to date – and the one that’s made me think, “I’m a FREAKING bread maker!” This was intimidating mostly in that … Continue reading

August 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

flatbreads & flavors georgian cheese boat breads (adjaruli khachapuri)

Flatbreads and Flavors by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid represents a dream job for me (and probably most of us) – travelling the world and sampling authentic cuisine so you … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

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