Friday, December 23, 2011


No time to write, but here are a few things I'm cooking this week.

The first three recipes are from my blog's early early days (two years ago). Be gentle. I'm sure these posts have their share of typos and badly lit photos (I didn't yet know about backlight and bokeh). But the recipes are solid.

My husband will do anything for the gingerbread that's fourth on this list. It's that good. The first few steps involve boiling beer with molasses, throwing in some baking soda, and standing back as the mixture erupts. My kids love it. I love it.

Just yesterday, I found the fifth recipe on this list. I've never made cake with pork and then set it on fire but it just sounds like so much fucking fun.

I created the last recipe on the list for Daily Candy Kids. Cook the lamb chops rare and please eat them with your fingers! The leftover kale pesto works really well as a tomato sauce replacement on pizza.

Let me know what you're cooking. Either in the comments below, on Facebook, or on Twitter. Happy holidays!

1. Marshmallows.
2. Iceberg Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Roquefort Dressing.
3. Lamb Pie.
4. Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread. (With 3 changes. Cut the white and brown sugar amounts in half, strain the batter with a fine strainer, mix in 2 T freshly ground ginger to strained batter. Oh, and blackstrap molasses work great, so don't worry.)
5. Melissa Clark's Flaming Spiced Pork Cake.
6. Lamb Chops with Kale Pesto and Lemon Crème Fraîche.