Of Course You Want to Win a Holiday Gift Certificate Giveaway from Oh! Nuts!

***This Giveaway is now over.*** So, I was minding my own business the other day when I got an email from the lovely folks at Oh! Nuts.  That’s how they write it:  Oh! Nuts.  I picture a person opening a large and mysterious box.  They finally cut through all of the tape and What Not, […]

PMAT Live! Episode 9: Behind the Curtain–Crepes Dentelle or Watch Jenni Make Many Mistakes Before Achieving Success

The lovely Huda asked for my help a couple of weeks ago.  She wanted, nay needed, to learn to make Crepes Dentelle.  Only one problem–I had never heard of them.

An Actual Sunday Edition of Sunday Suppers: Spaghetti with Pear and Cherry Tomatoes

spaghetti with cherry and pear tomatoes

Here we are.  It’s almost Thanksgiving, and we’re supposed to be singing “Over the River and Through the Woods,” and I’m still picking tomatoes out of the garden.  I’m not sure what that’s all about, but I do know that it is Awesome. We actually have a few Brandywines that we’re going to let ripen […]

The Great Brownie Caper of 2010

Alrighty.  Since I sent the brownies off to work with friend Thomas, I have learned a Pivotal piece of information that Thomas Failed to Relate.  His work’s Thanksgiving Pot Luck Deal is actually a contest.  Yes, friends–everyone apparently competes for bragging rights for the whole year by bringing in the most intriguing/unique/upsetting/tasty food Item.  And […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies: When Road Kill is the Main Course, the Dessert Better Be Ready to Carry the Meal

pumpkin cheesecake brownies

So, friend Thomas asked me last week if I’d make something for him to take to his work’s Thanksgiving Pot Luck Deal.  I said sure, and asked him what he wanted me to make.  His answer?  Whatever.  Something heart clogging and pastry-like.  Gee–I guess I should be flattered that he thought of me in conjunction […]

A Love Refrain for Tony Bourdain, and a Horror Theme for Sandra Lee(m)

Anthony Bourdain in Raleigh

How do I love thee, Tony? Let me count the ways. I love your hair; I love your eyes. I love your tall/skinny/sexy self. I love the way your eyes twinkle when you’re being mean, the way your skin crinkles when you smile and laugh.  I love your passion for good food, your scorn of […]

Cocoa Powder Brownies

brownie batter

…that I made yesterday.  I was working along on the computer, and a Voice (it could have been mine) spake unto me, saying, “Go ye therefore into the kitchen, the heart of the home, and makest thou brownies for to Devour.”  And, when a voice speaks up in King James Speak, one can but obey. […]

The Hot and Cold Challenge

outdoor thermometer

I don’t know anyone who is on an even keel All The Time. I mean, even the most serene folks have a day every now and then when they must feel a little less-than-serene. High energy performers aren’t always necessarily on their A Game–sometimes they give us a B+ performance because they have a cold. […]

Stay Tuned for a Very Special Edition of Blossom. Um, PMAT Live! In Appreciation

I don’t think that many people arrive on the Hinternet Fully Developed and Ready for Prime Time.  I know I certainly didn’t.  I am indebted to many people for their encouragement and inspiration, for their advice and and this edition of PMAT Live! is dedicated to ten of those people.  I hope to make this […]