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November 25, 2018

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled

  • 1/3 cup melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • Pinch of salt

  • 3/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup if you would like it less sweet, 1 cup if more sweet)

  • 1 large egg, beaten (beat before you start for ease of mixin...

November 25, 2018

INGREDIENTS

2 lbs. Chicken Breasts Tenders, or Thighs

1/3 - 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil depending on preference

3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 cup Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon W...

November 25, 2018

INGREDIENTS

CRUST

10 ½ ounces/300 grams gingersnap cookies (preferably the thin Swedish variety)

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

½ cup/115 grams unsalted butter (1 stick), melted

FILLING

1 ½ pounds/680 grams cream cheese, at room temp...

November 25, 2018

INGREDIENTS

MARINADE

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3/4 teaspoons black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1...

November 25, 2018

INGREDIENTS

24 thin asparagus spears

1 lemon

2 tablespoons butter

Olive oil

Kosher salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Wash asparagus and line them up on a cutting board with the tops even. Cut off tough bottom ends.

  2. Bring a skillet or oval casserole filled half full with salted water t...

November 25, 2018

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 2 medium pears, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon gro...

November 23, 2018

INGREDIENTS:

BAKED CHICKEN BREAST INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness and brined in saltwater (*see easy instructions below)

  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter or olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cra...

November 15, 2018

As I mentioned a couple months ago, I've been running a bit thin on new and interesting ideas for content when it comes to this column, and when I do, the reach just isn't there (unless I pay for it, as Facebook reminds me almost every day). So, we're going to take a b...

October 18, 2018

Before I start this, I want to reiterate that cosplay is for all ages, sizes, races, genders, and even species. Everyone should be happy and confident in their own skin. Pick a character you love and have fun, because that’s what cosplay is all about!

Now, if you’re lik...

October 4, 2018

Fabric is key to (just about) every cosplay, whether a supersuit, robe, cupcake dress, or base layer under your armor. What’s easy to forget during the planning stages, however, is making sure you’re choosing the right fabric for both your needs and the environment you...

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