It turns out that, while I am a very enthusiastic pie maker, I am not very good at it. I have seen a very wide gamut of pie failures over my baking career. Overcooked and cracked crusts, soggy bottoms, burnt edges, foul soup inside a crust -- I've been there. And this isn't as isolated as you'd think. These are all common failures in one's journey to a perfect pie, and we can learn from them. So join me, and let's get to problem solving.
The Cheese And Burger Society is a Wisconsin-based gourmet collective dedicated to US-style cheese burgers. Over the years, the society has hand-crafted 40 burgers that it considers the tastiest ever created: from the "Casanova" (Swiss cheese, beef patty, ham, sautéed mushrooms, Dijon mustard and mayonnaise on a potato roll) to the "Waldorf" (blue cheese, beef patty, toasted walnuts, dried tart cherries, curly endive, sliced red onions and mustard on a rustic Italian roll.)
Be warned -- if you currently have an empty stomach, the accompanying photos might make you homicidally "hangry".
I love a fast food breakfast. Few things bring me as much joy as an Egg McMuffin or terrible breakfast burrito, even though I know they're not exactly "healthful". So rather than spend my mornings at the drive-through -- I don't have a car -- I decided to make my own quick and easy breakfast fare and I made a lot of them.
There's a bar in my neighbourhood that has a huge sign up that says "No Frosty Glasses" on it, presumably because people would ask for beer in one. While the idea of banning frozen glasses might seem like a stunt by a hipster bar, there's actually a lot of good reasons to not drink your beer out of a frozen glass.
Formerly just a NSW phenomenon (and a limited one at that), Australians across the country will soon be able to enjoy a "Frozen Oak" by popping into their local Caltex. The fusion of chocolate, ice and milk is being rolled out in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia over the next two weeks.
Nothing sparks more conversation in parent circles than sleep -- whether to co-sleep, whether to sleep train, and why the F won't this kid sleep through the night? But even after you're past those stages and your child is racking for reasonably long stretches, there are still kids who wake up really freaking early.
Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week was kind of tough and it left me craving something abundantly easy, and what could be easier than something chugged by pirates?
I've been dating a wonderful woman for the last four years and in two weeks, we will be standing in front of our family and friends to commit to each other in marriage. We're not the first couple to do this. And, like many couples today, we are bringing more than ourselves together. We have five children from previous relationships that will be joining to form a new family. While blended families are common these days, making them work can be challenging.
Everyone should own at least one cast iron frying pan. With one, you can roast whole chickens, bake a pie (of the fruit or pizza variety), or broil up a pan of cheesy dip. Cast iron does, however, require a little bit of care.