Tag: Food

White chocolate macadamia nut bars: My most requested cookie recipe

White chocolate macadamia nut bars: My most requested cookie recipe
I’ve been making these white chocolate macadamia nut bar cookies for over ten years, and they are always my most requested cookie recipe. I tend to be pretty lazy about copying recipes though and often don’t fulfill my promise to provide the details for how to make these. My hope is that in posting my white... Read more »

Top 10 Pinterest comments supporting Paula Deen

To paraphrase: It doesn't matter if people think you are a racist; you make great cookies (even though I modify the recipe).
Paula Deen has been roundly criticized for admitting she used the “N” word and made other racially insensitive comments. The Food Network dropped her. Brands for which she was the spokesperson dropped her. But Paula Deen still seems to have the support of the crock pot and chalkboard paint set. Check Paula’s recent Pinterest pins... Read more »

List 36: The best food (to make me explode like an overfed goldfish)

List 36: The best food (to make me explode like an overfed goldfish)
Below is a list of some of the best food I know. No, it’s not the most artfully prepared gourmet food I’ve ever eaten. That stuff is good, but this is the best food because it is the food I crave. If someone were to stock my kitchen with these all things I would eat... Read more »
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List 23: Memories from 20 Christmas parties

List 23: Memories from 20 Christmas parties
On Saturday, I threw my 20th consecutive Christmas party. (As I’ve stated before, I am an introvert who loves to host parties.) Below are 40 facts and memories from 20 instances of what has often been called the “Kimmy Z Christmas Party.” My mother started throwing Christmas parties with lots of food in 1970. She... Read more »

Green Bean Casserole: A Thanksgiving Memory of a Lost Friend

Green Bean Casserole: A Thanksgiving Memory of a Lost Friend
My friend Bev is dead. She’s been gone for 10 years. Sometimes it seems like less, like she was just there yesterday. Sometimes it seems like more, particularly because so much has happened since then. I’ve lived in two different cities since then. I’ve gotten married. I’ve had two kids. It feels wrong that Bev... Read more »

Brandied Cranberries: An Easy Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipe

Brandied Cranberries: An Easy Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipe
Brandied cranberries are an easy Thanksgiving side dish that will impress your guests. They can be made several days ahead of time and can be served cold or at room temperature, which means they don’t take time or stove space on a day that tends to be short on both. They are vegetarian and vegan... Read more »
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A chicken sandwich for the other side of the marriage equality debate

A chicken sandwich for the other side of the marriage equality debate
Much has already been said about Chick-Fil-A and its organizational opposition to gay marriage, so I will say this quickly: Until there is a law to protect against this type of discrimination Mr. Cathy has the right to express the right to express his opinion and use his company’s funds accordingly; and others have the... Read more »

List 3: Eating in Edgewater/Andersonville

List 3: Eating in Edgewater/Andersonville
I moved to Chicago 5 years ago and have always lived in the 48th Ward. Part of what I like about the neighborhood is the variety of good food nearby. Below is a list of recommended items from 40 of my favorite food places in Edgewater and Andersonville. The locations range from specialty grocery stores... Read more »