Kyoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar – Topeka, KS

I am no expert where Asian food is concerned. There is little that I can tell you about what is truly authentic vs. what just tastes good. And Kyoto? Their food tastes good. My dining parter and I decided to order different entrees and sample each other's. Since...

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Recipe: Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Arroz con leche. I called this lightly spiced and easy-to-make Colombian-style rice pudding recipe into heavy service this weekend with good results. This past weekend, I made dessert for the SilverSundays project. SilverSundays is part of SilverBackks, a wonderful...

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The Twinkies Cookbook

The chance to review this cookbook really excited me. I love a wacky ingredient and the kitsch factor of Twinkies pulled me in like a tractor beam. I received my copy of the book and started to leaf through it, cackling with glee. And then. Wah-wah-waaaah. (That was...

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Fighting Fair on the Innerwebz?

I have a little ranting to do. While it is no secret that I lean to the liberal side, in general, I tend to avoid political discussions and other hot-button topics when reading & responding to comments online. However... lately I've been noticing a lot of really...

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Break Room Cookery: Pasta Alfredo with Italian Sausage

I have a real problem with brown bagging it. My work schedule leaves me with little time for anything but sleep and the office on days that I'm there. The usual pack-it-quick options have bored me quickly. Since I work at night, options for eating out are limited to...

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Hog Holler Saloon – Ozawkie, KS

This past weekend, I had lunch at a biker bar out in the Kansas countryside. You might find yourself asking "now, what was Andrea doing at a biker bar?" The answer is that I was having a damn fine steak. Hog Holler is one of those places that I probably never would...

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Recipe: Chocolate Muscovado Banana Cake from Nigel Slater

So, I'm continuing to cruise on through Food52's Genius Recipes. Today's selection is Chocolate Muscovado Banana Cake from Nigel Slater. Curiously enough, it was in the breakfast section rather than in desserts. After making it, I can understand why. It is very much...

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