Foodstirs @ Taste Buds Kitchen

Foodstirs – Modern Baking Mixes Foodstirs started online about a year ago with a subscription program, and they are now launching their retail line at Whole Foods on the east coast and Gelson’s on the west.…

Lemon Verbena Gimlet

I had some lemon verbena from my CSA this week, and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Coming home after work on a very hot summer day, the idea hit me. Cocktail time!…

The Acorn Pop-Up in NYC

I dined at Vancouver’s The Acorn last night. No, I did not take an unexpected trip to Canada. My husband treated us to tickets to the popup dining event here in New York at Exhibit C…

Cranberry New Year’s Pie

My New Year’s wish for champagne and pie came true, even if I had to bake the pie myself (I don’t mind). Cranberries are festive, their tart flavor says “holidays” to me. They make a tasty, somewhat unexpected pie…

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Corn

This is the best stuff. I ate some stale the other day, and it was still good. Can’t-stop-eating good… I’d never made caramel corn before and had no idea it was so easy. Here’s what…

Not Always Cupcakes

Though I’m known for cupcakes, I do occasionally eat and cook other food. One of the reasons I revived my personal blog was to write about other topics I’d like to cover, including non-cupcake kitchen…

Bourbon Peach Tea

Try this one on a hot, summer day or a cool, autumn evening! I used Prohibition Distillery‘s Bootlegger 21 New York Bourbon and some Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps (honestly, this recipe originated as a way to use…

Apple, Apples Everywhere

Countless varieties of apples show up at green markets around NYC in the fall, and every CSA member can expect apples in their weekly share.

Plus… What?

Mm, Diet Coke! I often drink it for caffeine and the fact it is calorie-free. I realize it is probably rotting my teeth, the lining of my stomach, or gods know what else. It might…

Fast Food

I’m not a fan of fast food chains. I stopped eating red meat well over a decade ago and try to eat somewhat healthy (stop laughing, I said TRY!), but that’s not all of it.…