Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Election Day Munchies

There's no getting around the issue. I enjoy food. Especially when they are prepared right. And one of the reasons road trips are fun is because I get to try out the different Mom-and-Pops places around the country and try out delicious portions of American comfort foods. Another reason is that I get to sink my teeth into some delicious burgers like the ones I found in California and Arizona. One of my favorite is In-N-Out Burger where they make everything fresh! Soooo good!!! And perfect for election day munchies!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Step by Step

Baby steps again... It's been hard staying away from blogging these many months, and it's been harder for me to get back into the momentum of taking some "me-time" out from the daily routine of schedules along with drop-off, pick-up, after-school activities and the list goes on... And here I am on a road trip, on the passenger seat, and typing, while stealing glances out of the window as we drive through I-395 towards Independence, Lone Pine, Bishop, and Mammoth. What a pretty drive, and I am so excited to discover Erick Schlat's Bakery and all the fun restaurants in Mammoth and June Lake. Maybe I'll find an interesting recipe along the way...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Summer Vacation and Food Sampling

YES!!! School Vacation is almost here, and I can't wait to venture back into my favorite hobby that's cooking, eating and blogging!

Will be back soon!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Feeling CRABBY?

Found these the other day in the frozen section of the store, and only required steaming and a mean cocktail sauce! I just love the simplicity of summertime!

I am traveling (on the road again), and will not be posting for a while. But I'll be surfing around looking at all the lovely eats whenever I can!

Happy Summer to all!

Friday, June 06, 2008

National Doughnut Day for Dunking and Dipping

I'm EMWK and I'm a dunker/dipper. There, I admitted it! And there's nothing better than dipping/dunking donuts into a cuppa strong, black coffee. Or warm, crusty french bread into a hot bowl of curry chicken. So many things to dunk and so little time. Fondues are great for me as I get to dunk everything. But please, NO second dunking/dipping like so many with their veggie dip at parties. That's a NO-NO in this household. That is why everyone gets their own little bowl for dunking or dipping. So, are you a dunker?

Incidentally, don't tell Homer Simpson this, but did you know that National Doughnut (or Donut) Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June (which is today), and there's also a National Doughnut week in UK? According to the explanation on Lamar's Donuts site, National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June? In 1917, Salvation Army female volunteers known as “lassies” prepared thousands of fresh donuts to the homesick soldiers that served in France during World War I. National Donut Day was officially established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression.

I should have gone out to get a free donut at the local Lamars or Krispy Kreme stores today. But it was raining again this morning and I didn't get over the to the nearest doughnut store, so I made a batch of doughnuts to pacify my kids' sweet cravings.Used a simple recipe from Joy of Cooking and made a bunch of donut holes which was perfect for dipping into individual bowls of chocolate glaze, raspberry jam, and creamy peanut butter. Dunk, Dunk, Dunk! What a Dipping Delight it was!I also made some doughnuts without glaze so that the kids can dip it into their choice of flavors.

There is another doughnut recipe from Gourmet that I tried sometime ago here.

And here's some names that doughnuts/donuts go by around the world...

Italy = fritole
Montenegro = ustipci
Mexico = churrro
Turkey = lokma
France = beignet
Germany = krapfen
Hungary = langos
India = balushai
Netherlands = oliebollen