Butter Ganache Dark French Silk Pie, Topped With Coconut Custard & Whipped Cream

  This recipe makes two pies. One for your family, one for a friend’s. It’s kinda half from-scratch and half, awesomely-shortcutty. Everyone loves it. 2 pie crusts, ready to be blind-baked 4 egg yolks, beaten 1 1/2 cups white sugar 5 cups milk, divided 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, Special Dark 1/2 […]

Matzoh Ball Soup*

My friend Abi recently emailed me she was making a version of this soup (often called “New York Penicillin” for it’s restorative and nurturing properties). I’d never felt intrigued previously, seeing canned versions in the supermarket and having little familiarity with the concept. A foray on the internet convinced me I had to try it! […]

alimentary, my dear Watson

My more proficient stalkers know you can follow me on Twitter at kellyhogaboom or underbellie – the latter being a little more social-justice oriented, the former being Just Me, although obviously there is a bit of overlap. Today I started a new account and project – alimentaries. I’ve been thinking (or re-thinking) food lately – […]


Guess what, horchata is amazing. It’s delicious. It’s easy to make. We have it around here in the Mexican and Salvadorian restaurants which is how I developed a taste for it. My recipe here adds coconut which is not traditional. Horchata is perfect on a hot day. Make the first step the night before to […]

Blueberry Buckle

I don’t normally like coffee cakes or quick breads much, but with blueberries falling into our laps this time of year such easy baked fare is perfect for showcasing the deliciousness of rich, steamed berries. For the cake batter: 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 2 cups all-purpose […]