Cheese Piroghi

Total Preparation Time – About 1.5 HoursTime Spent Waiting – 30 MinutesCook Time – About 5 Minutes per Batch The Holiday Season was an interesting time for my wife and me. We decided to try to establish our own traditions, not being completely dependent on our families. We borrowed things from both families. One ofContinue reading “Cheese Piroghi”

Yeast Doughnuts

Total Preparation Time – About 3 HoursTime Spent Waiting – About 2 HoursCooking Time – About 3 Minutes Per Batch I have always wanted to take a crack at making Yeast Doughnuts. I don’t know of many people who aren’t fond of a good Doughnut. Doughnuts come in many different shapes and sizes. You haveContinue reading “Yeast Doughnuts”

Witch’s Fingers

Total Preparation Time – About 2 HoursTime Spent Waiting – About 1 HourCooking Time – 8 Minutes Per Batch I was talking with Lady Di about a fun Halloween Food that can be pretty impressive, if done correctly. Back in October 2000, I remember seeing Martha Stewart making Witch’s Fingers and thought that those wouldContinue reading “Witch’s Fingers”

Soft Pretzels

Total Preparation Time – About 2 HoursTime Spent Waiting – About 1 HourCooking Time – 8 Minutes per Batch In the quest for trying to do something different, we decided to tackle Soft Pretzels. Soft pretzels are fun and versatile. You can make straight, twisted, and traditional shaped pretzels. There’s not really a wrong wayContinue reading “Soft Pretzels”

Apple Fritters

LadyDi and I consulted on this week’s cooking project and settled on Apple Fritters. As with all my projects, I started with a goal in mind, then started reviewing different recipes to identify common pitfalls and to determine the ideal approach. The thing that surprised me is the differences in recipes for Apple Fritters. TheContinue reading “Apple Fritters”

Homemade Bagels

I’ve been talking for years about wanting to make bagels. I spent a few years working near the financial district in Manhattan. Most mornings, I would stop by Leo’s Bagels and grab a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee. The coffee was so-so, but the bagel was amazing. The flavor, the texture, the chewiness,Continue reading “Homemade Bagels”