For a long time I thought I was the only crabby cook in town. While I bitched my way through daily cooking for my picky family, I envied my friends who seemed so Martha Stewart-y, all rushing around recipe swapping and table decorating, merrily searing tuna.
Now I’m back in LA where it is sickeningly beautiful every day (with temps hovering around 70º) but I still feel the need for the comfort. I think I’m suffering from a sort of cold-weather-related PTSD. Read More
A couple days before Christmas, my sister and I were having our annual bitch-in about all the kitchen time we were putting in that week, when Lindsay mentioned she was making a Clementine Cake. I assumed this was something akin to a Key Lime Pie. “Sounds great,” I said, mentally dismissing it as way too Florida for a proper holiday dessert, and likely way too complicated for a week with cooking chores so numerous I was already as irritable as Scrooge. Read More
It’s football season. You’re gonna be glad you have this recipe, trust me.
With a little guacamole on the side, even better.
Trust me. (Did I say that already?) Read More
Continuing to work my way through The Crabby Cook Cookbook, I revisited the recipe for Chicken Curry. This was partly to accommodate my anti-dairy daughter (who has moved home post-college, restoring my nest to half-empty condition) and partly because I had a curry craving due to atmospheric or hormonal or domestic changes, or maybe to the L.A. heat which made me feel like I was living in one of the overheated countries where curry is popular. Read More
I recently made this potato salad for 15 people. I will I never do it again unless I lose my mind and become a caterer.Nor would I recommend that you undertake such a preposterous task. But I would recommend that you try this recipe in smaller proportions. It’s my family’s new favorite. Read More
Revisiting recipes from The Crabby Cook Cookbook, we made these for a crowd and watched them vanish in five minutes… Read More
For the first installment of Crabbier&Crabbier (the Crabby version of Julie&Juia), I revisited a recipe from my book called Skirt Steak Tacos…
When people discuss skirt steak (admittedly not a common occurrence) it makes me think of cows in tutus.
I don’t know why someone would name a cut of beef after a girly garment. It seems almost oxymoronic. Read More