Tag: cooking

Couscous Salad

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but it’s really hot outside. Mealtime during the hot months is stressful. You are limited because turning on the stove or oven inevitably forces your air conditioner to work overtime, and if you’re like me and have a crappy HVAC system to begin with, cooking inevitably leads to an uncomfortably warm experience.  To save my…

“Low Fat” French Fries

To say that I love French fries is a vast understatement. French fries are my happy place. If I had access to some pixie dust, French fries would be the happy thought that finally gets my feet off of the ground. And I don’t discriminate — I love all types of French fries — waffle fries, steak fries, shoe string…

Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

I served these at my recent housewarming party and they were a huge success. The original recipe (find it here) called  for 1 ½ cups mashed bananas, but I was worried that the muffins would come out too dense, so I substituted half the bananas for buttermilk. Also, if you want to make the recipe go further (like I did), use a…