Not so great gravy

Last night I tried something new. I tried to make gravy. I followed this recipe from homesicktexan.blogspot.com pretty closely but wasn’t thrilled with the results. 2 tablespoons pan drippings, bacon grease or vegetable oil 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 cups milk 1 teaspoon black pepper Salt to taste Combine fat with flour in a hot …

May is National Hamburger Month?

How was I unaware of this?   May is National Hamburger Month?   I only have half a month left… time's wasting.   For my burger loving friends out there, here's an article from LAist mentioning some of your Los Angeles-centric burger options.   Personally, I've become quite fond of The Counter in Pasadena.  It's …

Pumpkin Harvest Cider with Maple Whipped Cream

Here’s the recipe for my almost award winning pumpkin party entry.   Pumpkin Harvest Cider Apple Juice (1 gallon) Canned Pumpkin (approximately 1 and 1/2 cans) All Spice Cinnamon Sticks (2) Nutmeg Pour apple juice into a large stock pot, then stir in canned pumpkin.  Add cinnamon sticks then season to taste with nutmeg all spice. Boil for …

The New Hip Thing and You Don’t Have to Choose

What is the deal with these new frozen yogurt places that only serve a couple of different flavors? And, what’s wrong with the places that have more than two?   Do we just have so many choices in our lives that we need to begin pairing back the possibilities?  Maybe movie theaters should only show one …