Moist Corn Bread (Egg-Free)

I doubt I will ever post another chocolate chip recipe, but there are some things that require continued tweaking, revising and innovation.  Cornbread is obviously one of those.  Its very simplicity begs for some kind of added complexity in the form of bacon, jalapenos, or anything that might give it a personality that separates it … Continue reading Moist Corn Bread (Egg-Free)

Perfect Bread, Easy as Pie

My first adult baking task was completed on the advice from a friend who suggested I could turn a great pie with off-the-shelf supermarket ingredients like frozen pie dough and minute tapioca, and he was right.   "Easy as Pie" was true.   Over the decade and half since, I have occasionally challenged myself to … Continue reading Perfect Bread, Easy as Pie

home made new york style bagels,

Home Made Bagels

If you know me and you have ever heard me talk about bagels, you know that I have a very strong opinion that bagels made outside of NYC Metro- literally anywhere else in the United States are not as good.   People say "but..." but it's clear and demonstrable that there is an environmental advantage … Continue reading Home Made Bagels

Perfect Corn Bread with Grilled Corn

When tasked with making corn bread for the 4th of July Ribs cookout, I was terrified.  There are so many corn bread recipes with so many different ingredients (Google lists 11 million just for Corn Bread recipes)!  Even after you solve for inclusions (jalapeños, bacon, etc.) you still have to address the recipe for the regular ingredients. … Continue reading Perfect Corn Bread with Grilled Corn