Brown Butter Popcorn: So Good I Don’t Feel Bad it’s Unhealthy

You know that I love making popcorn. I’ve made popcorn many, many times and have experimented with many flavors. But I’ve never cooked my popcorn in butter. I have only cooked it in olive oil or vegetable oil or grape seed oil. I’ve never even read about popping the kernels in butter. All of the resources I’ve consulted recommend tossing your popcorn in melted butter after it’s already made. I’ve never done that because it sounds like it would be gross … Continue reading

Homemade Gnocchi

I have wanted to make my own gnocchi for a long time, but I was scared. It seemed like such a daunting and difficult task- especially after seeing Top Chef contestants have their gnocchi massacred by the judges. I couldn’t imagine that mine would be worth eating. Oh, was I wrong. It is definitely worth eating. It’s nothing like the hard gnocchi I’ve found in most restaurants. Instead, it’s melt-in-your mouth light. I think it’s the second best gnocchi I’ve ever had (second … Continue reading

World’s Best Crab Cakes, Once Removed

My favorite crab cake in the whole world is served at Cafe Atlantico. I compare every crab cake I eat to it, and none match up. Except for this one.  Cafe Atlantico’s crab cake is very tiny and served with a refreshing green salad and grapefruit segments. The crab cake is citrusy, mustardy, and incredibly moist with a crispy sear on the outside. I set out to emulate it, and I think I succeeded. Big success! Using both dijon and whole grain mustards … Continue reading