It’s raining, it’s pouring… so let’s get our soup on

So my mom, after a car accident in January, sent me this basket with a totally adorable soup kit. Soups are definitely my thing and I usually make them from scratch. But today it’s raining and I don’t want to go to the store, and I have some chicken, so I thought, let’s get that…

Lemon sour cream almond pancakes/waffles

I woke up this morning thinking it’s a rainy day, perfect reason to cook. Craving something sweet and hearty. Going through in my mind what was in the kitchen, I started googling ideas, was my idea possible. Lemons (lots of them) sourcream and almonds. I’d made lemon cottage cheese pancakes before (will post later). So…

Delicious dark chocolate cake

I don’t take credit for original invention here, as I don’t consider myself a baker, so I usually tend to follow a recipe. But admittedly as usual, I went out of the lines… The original recipe is from Cook’s Illustrated, best chocolate moist cake. My variation used mexican vanilla, scharfenbergers cocoa, Belgium chocolate bar, cocoa…

What can you really do with cranberries? Cranberry port sorbet!

I got this idea from hunting around what can you do with cranberries besides make sauce or jam. I don’t have an icecream maker and remembered reading somewhere you can use frozen cookie sheets and it works just as well. So I improvised. Ingredients: fresh cranberrys, sugar, water, port, lemon zest and not pictured vanilla….