Toying with chocolate chip cookie recipes has started something dangerous. It’s not the just having cookies around…it’s the dough. The current wisdom calls for aging the dough in the fridge for 24-36 hours. But unless you hide it in the back of the fridge, it’s impossible not to nibble. And this is only the first go – a chocolate chip cookie with red miso buttercream.
The About page and the front page of a blog only tell you so much. Really, it’s just the last four or five things the author was thinking about — a snapshot of a few moments in time. With nominations for the Kitchn’s Homie Awards under way, this may be the first time you’re reading the DailyWaffle, so hi, and thanks for stopping by.
So what’s the story here? The DailyWaffle is a not-so daily (more like twice a week) blog focused on modern home cooking, sharing seasonal discoveries and food you’d really make and eat.
And that’s important. I’m a home cook and I work a full-time job so I’m aiming for are dishes and recipes that are accessible and appealing to the home cook. As a consumer of food and food writing, I’m not interested in retreads of basic recipes you’ve seen on Pinterest a thousand times already — been there, done that, right? Let’s update some of those old favorites. Let’s use ingredients in a way you might not expect. That caramel at the top? Made with soy sauce and sugar. I wouldn’t call this an Asian food blog by any stretch, but you’ll see a lot of what I share is influenced by my half-Japanese heritage — it’s a mix of American standards with Asian flavors thrown in.
We all know Valentine’s is designed to sell roses, heart-shaped candy and chocolates. The beet board really needs to get in on this action. Why not tell someone how much you care with a naturally red food? With Valentine’s falling on a Friday you aren’t limited to a just salad or dessert. Plan for breakfast in bed Saturday morning with some red flannel hash.
Here are 12 ways to say, “Beet Mine, Valentine.”
You don’t have to buy canned cream of chicken soup. I’m embarrassed to say this notion only just occurred to me. Instead, I’ve generally avoided any and all casseroles that call for either cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup. Chalk it up to the childhood trauma that is tuna casserole (and the extreme amounts of sodium). Continuing that lightning bolt, you can make what is basically cream of chicken soup – a béchamel with part chicken broth, part milk. That’s exactly what went down with this King Ranch Casserole.
In the time before texting and email and Facebook, we used to pass notes. Not the quick “Do you like me? Check the box,” sorts of notes, but long-form handwritten letters alternately squeeing and agonizing over our latest crushes, where we would sit at lunch, what SHE said about HER, what we were doing that night or movie we’d see that weekend — you know, the important topics. These weren’t thoughts jotted down in 140 characters, but scrawled on notebook paper and passed between classes or jammed into the vents on someone’s locker.