I Bet-zle You’ll Like My Spaetzle

I have wanted to make spaetzle for quite some time, and I am glad that I finally did. It was fun! Spaetzle is a German/Austrian egg noodle/dumpling that is twisty and rustic. Once made, there are a lot of ways to eat spaetzle. My favorite is crisped up in a pan, but you can also toss it with butter or oil, or bake it into a cheesy, macaroni-like tangle. It took some experimenting in the kitchen to figure out the best … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake for the Soul

This chocolate cake is a feast for the eyes and soul. It is easily the most delicious cake I’ve ever made. I don’t profess to be a baker- the recipe came nearly perfected from Smitten Kitchen, where I saw this cake posted but never intended to make it. But then I was at home with my mom while she was recovering from surgery, and about 3 hours after she was home from the hospital, she requested chocolate cake. A sure … Continue reading

Let’s Get Applesauced

I can’t decide whether I prefer this gloriously citrused applesauce warm from the oven or cold from the fridge, but I am certain that I love it spooned alongside some golden, crispy potato latkes. I couldn’t resist, and you shouldn’t either. Besides, making applesauce is a wonderful and relatively hands-free way to use up at least 3 of your possibly 27.5 pounds of freshly picked apples. Spiced with cinnamon and allspice (the allspice marries perfectly with the citrus), this applesauce … Continue reading