chocolate covered macaroons

Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons

Coconuts! …and a product review. I bought a Zyliss easy grip zester. Verdict? It’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, but with a good amount of pressure, I got long ribbons of zest in a jiffy. The zest tastes the same as grated zest, but if you too have a weird thing for the …

hot tamales

Spicy Shiitake Mushroom Tamales

In honor of Señor Chompy’s trip to Colombia this week, I made Asian style tamales. Makes sense, no? Shiitake mushrooms and scallions make this recipe Asian-ish, but the shining ingredient here is the authentic, bright orange, lantern-like habanero pepper, cutest of them all. Don’t be fooled! They are spicy as all hell. I only used two in this recipe but …

greek yogurt egg salad

Greek Yogurt Egg Salad

Okay peeps, it’s time for a nutrition analysis. I’ve got mayo on the chopping block today. I recently tossed half a jar of mayo that was still perfectly “fresh.” I’m not sure why I did that. Something deep inside me was rebelling against store-bought mayo. Señor Chompy suggested I make homemade mayo. I guess I theoretically know how to …

salad in a jar

Señor Chompy’s Jar Salads

“I got this for you at Whole Foods. It reminded me of you,” said Señor Chompy, handing me a tangelo. “How…?” I asked.  The tangelo was exceedingly round, with a small protruding nub. “It’s happy looking!” It was indeed a jolly looking fruit. We’ve been packing salads in jars and vacuum sealing them for weekday lunches. These …

challah french toast

French Toast Bake

When I make French toast for two, I fry it. No explanation needed. Frying is simply superior, but hovering over the stovetop cooking up a batch to feed an army? That’s a recipe for me to space out and inevitably burn something. So here is French toast for a crowd, baked, crispy at the edges, each slice done at the …