I stumbled across this Jacques Torres recipe at Martha Stewart. Though it specifies bittersweet or semisweet, milk chocolate would be just as delicious. A combination of bread and pastry flour (maybe a touch of whole wheat), plus the secret of refrigerating the dough (thank you, NY Times), makes these cookies chewy, beautiful, and texturally interesting.
Angel food, brownies, pound cake, cheesecake: any of these can make a good foundation for a trifle. This is especially true for dry, over-baked, cakes. This post chronicles an improvisation that turned a Red Velvet Cheesecake into a rich, delicious trifle.
miLam plans to attend a “Swap It Chicago” food exchange at Orangetherapy in Evanston, at which Gale Gand (founder of Tru, Top Chef, James Beard recipient, Hearty Boys SpritzBurger partner) will be guest of honor.
Looking for a cozy holder to give your banana the protection it needs? miLam presents a review of state-of-the-art banana saver technology, including the Bananabunker and the Biken bicycle banana holder. We invite you to enjoy our humorous look at how this phallic product affects you, your love life, your sexual prowess, and Rick Perry.
Improvise a thick, chunky tomato soup, starting with a store-bought pasta sauce. This method will help you sauté, simmer, and garnish your way to a soup that relies on the leftover ingredients you already have in your fridge or cupboard: pasta, kielbasa or sausage, spices, and vegetables.
Cheese Strata with Asparagus is an easy-cheesy breakfast or dinner recipe that’s great for using up extra bread, milk, and/or eggs you might have on-hand. It keeps, freezes, and reheats well.
Take a little bit of leftover cake, add whipped cream and a custard, lemon curd, or pudding, you whip up from scratch, and you can do a to-die-for trifle improv.
In its Free Wi-Fi series, Make It Like a Man visits cafes throughout Chicago, and reviews them as work and study spaces for students, travelers, and people who work from home. This edition reviews the Starbucks in Boystown. In addition: a shout out to Treasure Island.