Corn and Jalapeno Jam Muffins from Texas Home Cooking

Corn and Jalapeno Jam Muffins from Texas Home Cooking

What was your first “surprise” food? If you are like me, it was a Hostess cupcake: chocolate frosting with a vanilla swirl on top over chocolate cake with that gooey white filling. I admit that after the first 100 or so, I stopped being surprised but I was always...
The Pegu Club Cocktail

The Pegu Club Cocktail

Pegu is the name of a river in Burma. When Burma was Burma, not Myanmar, and the British reigned as dominant colonists, they drank what else? Gin. They had a gentlemen’s club, the Pegu Club, just outside Rangoon with a lively, creative bar. You can imagine it: men in...
Red Pepper and Dill Ketchup

Red Pepper and Dill Ketchup

When you say the word “ketchup” you are repeated two syllables that are thousands of years old. The syllables have not changed but the “thing” sure has. The original ketchup was a fermented fish sauce made in Southern China. It’s a long way from that origin to bottles...
Warm Cinnamon-Spiced Blueberry Cake from The Weekend Baker

Warm Cinnamon-Spiced Blueberry Cake from The Weekend Baker

Here is a weekend treat distinguished by two things: a baking technique that may be quite new to you and a cake with intensified richness from lots of butter, sugar, and sour cream. Not to mention those blueberries. The technique matter here is that the blueberries...