How to Turn One Old Banana into Magic

Running with the idea of cooking things I’ve kept a little past their sell by date, I’m making coffee cake. Banana coffee cake. I had exactly one banana that had too many speckles for my taste and because the holidays are here and there are so many times of day to entertain, I decided to…

Making Fun of Leftover Sausage: Easy Dumplings

I’m obsessed with ramen. I don’t know how it started, but I’ve been tasting ramen all over Chicago to figure out where to get the best noodles. At Yusho, they devote Sunday to serving ramen — I had the beef tongue ramen — which is pretty good, but it didn’t wow me like I wanted….

Conquering the Macaron

I have never made a macaron. At least I hadn’t until today. I’m not into meringue and, frankly, they have to be made perfectly and I’ve never had the confidence that I could make them perfectly on the first try.   I looked at a lot of recipes and methods and for something as perfect…