Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Flan in the Steel City


My mom and I share a book of recipes where we keep all the things we intend to make, or things that have turned out so well in the past we have to keep them handy at all times.  Or, maybe I should say that my mom has a book of recipes, and since I've been cooking I've adopted it as my own as well.

Her recipes are mostly Penzeys clippings, recipes she's gotten from friends, a few things she's jotted down but definitely doesn't need a recipe to make, like paella and squid ink rice and pulpo a la Gallega.  My additions are recipes for tarta de Santiago, brazo gitano, and hordes and hordes of different American brownies printed out on brightly colored scraps of paper.  We've run out of pages at this point, and I've just started sticking folded-up recipes in the back and hoping they don't get lost.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Not Flan, But...

Oh hey.

It's my first post, and I'm pretty nervous.  I've wanted to start a food blog to showcase my culinary...er...adventures...for a while now, but I've never had the time/balls to get started.  I have a whole bunch of pictures of baked goods chilling on my camera, so I really have no excuse not to start posting (and you'll have to excuse the less-than-stellar pictures, since I don't have a fancy camera).  First up!  An incredible devil's food cake I made with a Baking Bites recipe.  I know it's not flan, but I'll get to that soon.  I promise.