Category Archives: Desserts

Throw Down

I grew up with the understanding that all Mexicans could cook.  Although that may seem like a hasty generalization, life experiences had not proved otherwise…..that is until I got married.

As Mexicans go, Siete is a few sandwiches shy of a picnic.  None more obvious than her lack of expertise in the kitchen.  To say that she could burn water is a vast understatement.  So when she and my daughter Schitney decided they wanted to make homemade ice cream for Father’s Day, I was a bit taken back and concerned for the family’s well being.  I double checked to make sure my life insurance policy was all in proper order.

In the beginning, I was quite impressed with their maneuvering around the kitchen.  Separating egg yolks with ease, making accurate and precise measurements and whisking with confidence.  Could I have underestimated her talents?

As it goes, the making of homemade ice cream is a fairly easy process.  Pour in your ice cream mixture, plug in the motor and ice the schit out of it.  Ice, rock salt, ice, rock salt.  Hell, the ice cream maker even has a built-in timer “when the motor stops running, you are done”.  Doesn’t get much easier than that, right?

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Tired Head

I am no Conan, but I think that I have a pretty good line of BS.  However, I am stumped.  I am at a loss for words.  

The Season is in full force, with holiday parties and gatherings aplenty.  At least for me, this means over drinking, over eating and a whole lot of tired head; which may be the reason for my lack of imaginative thinking.  So with little fanfare and no made up, bullschit storyline, here is my latest blog entry and hope you enjoy.

Spiced Pecans

3 c  Pecan halves

1 c  Sugar

1 T  Bayou Cajun Seasoning

1     Egg, separated

1 T  Water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg whites and water.  Pour pecans into egg white mixture and stir.  Once whites have thoroughly coated pecans, combine sugar and Cajun seasoning, sprinkling half of the mixture on top.  Stir several times, sprinkling remaining seasoning mixture as you stir.  On parchment paper lined baking sheet, spread pecans evenly and cook for 20 minutes, stirring a couple of times as they cook.  Allow to cool and store in plastic Ziploc bag until ready to serve.

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