June 18: National Sushi Day!

Today I pay homage to one of my favorite foods – sushi!  Pictured is an assortment of sushi from one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Culver City, CA. I try to eat there whenever I’m in Los Angeles. They also have fantastic udon bowls. And the service is always phenomenal. Fifty years ago, you…

Cooking term: Pochette

The luscious pastry featured here is from La Madeleine Country French Cafe located in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. La Madeleine is a franchise with locations between Texas and Washington, DC and down in Orlando, FL.  This post is not a review of La Madeleine, which was great, by the way, but I’d like to write…

The Mighty Donut

Well, it’s here – National Donut Day! I won’t be able to get a donut today (which are free at participating Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Crème) because my hubby has my car so I’m stuck. But I’m ashamed to admit, that I’ve already had my share of donuts this week because we bought a dozen…

Finely Crafted Cake Book

I’ve had the pleasure to review a couple of books from Taunton Press and they all have exceptionally beautiful photographs. Fine Cooking’s Cakes & Cupcakes: 100 Best-Ever Recipes is no exception. The pictures are so gorgeous they can make a cake junkie like me weep. This book features the best made-from-scratch recipes that will make you ditch those boxed cake mixes in your cupboard. It’s also full of tips and step-by-step instructions.