Posts from ‘November, 2014’

Pumpkin cheesecake with three-chili powder

I baked a pumpkin cheese cake for my company’s Thanksgiving potluck lunch. To make it “not just another pumpkin dessert”, I added ground dried chili. It’s the same mix that I used for my Texas chili, consisting of dried ancho, guajillo, and pasilla chili, ground in a bladed coffee grinder. I used 1 teaspoon of […]

Pea soup with prosciutto and pasilla pepper

It has been unseasonably cold down here in Texas, like 20 degrees below “OMG it’s cold!” That, and the presence of a bag of peas in the freezer, a holdover from when my S.O. had a minor surgery, meant it was time for a hearty soul-warming pea soup. A couple of pieces of prosciutto ends […]

Chocolate truffles: what not to do

My company had this thing where we volunteer to send surprise gifts to randomly selected users of our product, as a way to show our appreciation. All those who do so will have their gift entered into a contest and the best gifts win prizes. I signed up and decided to make some chocolate truffles. […]

Halloween 2014

For Halloween this year, I went with stylized versions of Wizrad of Oz’s Dorothy for myself and Scarecrow for my S.O. They’re off the same design and construction, differing in fabrics and of course, sizing. The top part of the dress is Simplicity 3618 and for the skirt is Butterick 6049. The blouse is also […]