What I do when I screw up in the kitchen

In the kitchen I screw up sometimes.  From miscalculation to leaving ingredients out to starting something I can’t finish.  Now comes the problem of how to fix something that has gone awry.  Here of a couple of solutions to problems I have come across in my time in the kitchen.  Or at least you can…

Motor City Road (bumpy) Cake

When you think of the great inventions of Detroit, you think automobiles and the pot hole.  I think bumpy cake.  We do not have this treat in Washington DC, so I only get it when I’m in the home town.  I used to love those things around Easter. Invented by Fred Sanders (of Sanders hot…

Tilapia Milanese New Orleans Style

I make fish on most Fridays as my Catholic upbringing taught me.  I was in New Orleans about 15 years ago and had this dish.  Ok, I had it with sole but sole isn’t available fresh this time of year.  So tilapia is available and works perfectly for this dish.  The cheat I used on…

Cheater Easter Nest Cookies

Easter Nest Cookies.  These little guys were harder than they look.  The original idea was an Easter basket cookie. Since I was going for fast and simple, I used sugar cookie mix, but that’s where things went sideways.  I was going to use the mini muffin tray, but it was missing. (Do either of my…

Jalapeño Beer Cheese with Pretzel Bites

 Are you going to watch that old football  game without snacks?  How about the 2001 NCAA championship? Well, since the games are old, how about a new  pretzel recipe? How about a jalapeño pretzel? How about a jalapeño pretzel with cheese sauce?  How about getting a beer and let’s watch the old game again. 1…