Soy Curls Chikn Salad

Soy Curls Chikn Salad

2 generous cups As a soy curls novice, I am still learning their ways and wiles, but even after just a few forays I can see the wisdom of sorting for size for different applications. Seeing as how one 8-oz. package yields about 4 oz. of strips and 4. oz. of small...
Variation on a Tollhouse Cookie

Variation on a Tollhouse Cookie

Makes 18-20 2-inch cookies If you’re from Baltimore (Bawlmer, hon), you know about the lore (and lure) of Otterbein Cookies, those thin crispy discs of baking perfection that are right up there with Old Bay seasoning in the Charm City foodie pantheon. These Otterbein...
Ultimate Ice Cream

Ultimate Ice Cream

Servings: 6 (makes 3 cups)  A year ago I got infected with the homemade ice cream bug (a figure of speech that has taken on a whole new meaning) and bought an inexpensive ice cream maker. That’s when I discovered just how challenging it is to make a creamy...
Shortcut Vegetable Curry

Shortcut Vegetable Curry

Serves 3-4             This summer curry was inspired by kitchen strays wilting on my counter and a cup of coconut milk leftover from a batch of ice cream—none of which should go to waste at any time, but...
Wacky Cake

Wacky Cake

Serves 8-10, or 10-12 as a layer cake Wacky Cake, with its host of pseudonyms—Cockeyed Cake, Crazy Cake, Three-Hole Cake, War Cake—is an invention of the 1940s, when war rationing limited the use of butter, eggs and milk. That’s a good thing for today’s...