How to Make Flatbread

As a ratio baker, I use weights and ratios to bake, so you'll find weights listed for most of the ingredients instead of cups. The Story How to Make Flatbread The Recipe The Story My husband and I had a day wedding. We got married a block from the beach, so our reception site had … Continue reading How to Make Flatbread

Book Review: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant

Title: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux Author: Samantha Verant Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group Publication date: September 8, 2020 Genre: Women's Fiction Summary: When Sophie Valroux's dreams of becoming one of the rare women to lead a Michelin-starred kitchen goes up in flames, thanks to a manipulative, scheming former lover in the same kitchen, and she finds out … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Pasta Dough…Was Sticky

Over a year ago, my husband got me not just a kitchen scale for Christmas, but a pasta roller attachment for my mixer. I'm not sure if I should or should not be embarrassed it's been well over a year and I only just recently tried it out. Oh, I know he understands. He knows … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Pasta Dough…Was Sticky

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Custard or Ice Cream?

A few weeks ago, it was cold. Well, cold for Southern California, meaning it was somewhere in the 70s. But I still got the insane idea to make ice cream. Now, it's been well over a year since I'd used my ice cream maker, so I'm not quite sure why the idea to use it … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Custard or Ice Cream?

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Let’s Try Custard Again

A few weeks ago, I tried making custard using it's ratio of 2:1 dairy to eggs. Since it just says dairy, and since I just happened to have a can of sweetened condensed milk sitting around doing nothing, I thought, well, why not? Turns out there's a reason why I've never seen a custard recipe … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Let’s Try Custard Again

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Custard

We're kind of an accordion when it comes to eggs. Some weeks I have to fight my husband for just 2 eggs so I can bake something. Other weeks I feel like we're drowning in eggs. Last Friday, my son had the day off from school. There were a bunch of fires in the general … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Custard

My Family’s Top 5 Go-to Dinners

I'm really bad at meal planning. I hate having to think about what's for dinner. I'd rather be playing with my kids and trying to tell my son he doesn't have to hide in the same spot every single time. If I'm lucky, I remember and ask my husband what he'd like to eat a … Continue reading My Family’s Top 5 Go-to Dinners