Dang Good Danish

June 5th marks the day in Denmark in which former and current constitutions were signed. The original one signed in 1866 effectively abolished absolute monarchy ushering in greater citizen rights throughout the Kingdom. The current (and fourth) one, permitted for females to inherit the throne. To say this Constitution Day is important to the Danish…

Fry-Day

Flashback to last Friday when we made fries! So that makes it Fry-Day, right? Who doesn’t love fries on a Friday (or any day for that matter)?! I was inspired recently to make fries when I was buying potatoes for a previous recipe. I discovered that a couple of hefty russets would equal the price…

Hawa-yeah!

Aloha and good evening to you! Today was a lovely, long, lazy day spent relaxing and reading after a busy past few days. I’m taking things slow for the next few days owing to the humidity here in Texas. Today is King Kamehameha Day in Hawai’i and the humidity definitely feels lush. I want our…

Dill-icious Meatballs

What do you think about when you think of Sweden? Maybe it’s IKEA… Maybe it’s the candy Swedish fish… Maybe it’s dishes sprinkled with fresh dill… Or maybe it’s their eponymous meatballs! June 6th marks the National Day of Sweden, however it only became a national holiday as recently as 2005 when it replaced Whit…

Taco (Soup) Tuesday (& Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies)

It’s Tuesday once again and since I had planned to thaw a frozen container of (taco) soup from the freezer for dinner, I decided to whip up a batch of special cookies for The Mr for dinner! Reese’s anything is pretty much his favorite on the face of the earth — well, besides me. I…

Coconut Clouds

I recently came into about 5lbs of coconut. I love coconut. I like to eat it, use it in recipes, and I even drink a carton of Vita Coco coconut water every day. But… What to do with 5lbs of it? Bake bake bake! I found a super simple, low ingredient recipe in Alex Guarnaschelli’s…

Hey Mambo/ Mambo Italiano

Today is Festa della Repubblica (or Republic Day for my non-Italian-speaking readers) in Italy. The date June 2nd became official as recently as 2000 (prior t that it was celebrated on the first Sunday in June. It is a national bank holiday (meaning businesses are closed, etc) commemorating the passing vote to establish a republic,…

All Pasta Dishes Lead to Rome

Well, maybe not all, but apparently most. Yesterday was my friend’s (one of my dearest friends in the whole world) birthday. This girl only has (culinary) eyes for Italian cuisine. So to honor her, I tossed up a hearty batch of pasta for dinner. The exact origins of Pasta alla Gricia are not quite known,…