Cooking Through the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook


With the wealth of recipes available on the Internet, using a cookbook wasn’t a regular activity for me. Many would agree, it’s much easier to find a recipe or use a combination of recipes online that fit your time limit, serving size, and available ingredients instead of making do with a recipe in front of you. What I didn’t expect when I started this goal of cooking through a cookbook was how rewarding it would be.

In November 2012, Deb Perelman of the blog Smitten Kitchen came to Austin for her new cookbook tour. My friend Rochelle, being a big fan of the blog, invited me to hear her speak and we ended up getting new, signed cookbooks. I’ve had cookbooks before but they are mostly focused on cupcakes and baking. They also collect dust on my bookshelf. With this new cookbook and the desire to expand my cooking skills, I set out to make all the recipes in 2013. Spoiler alert: to date, I’ve completed 59 out of 105 recipes.  Continue reading

Flavors of the Month: March and April 2014

I enjoy eating food and taking photos of the food I eat. Here’s some of the food I enjoyed in March and April.


The Haymaker: Rare roast beef topped with french fries, gruyere sauce, slaw, tomatoes, and a fried egg on top of Texas toast
Fluffenutty Cristo: Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff on white bread; beer-battered, deep-fried and dusted with powdered sugar Continue reading