Posts by Carin Thumm

Créme Brûlée French Toast

First, a confession: I don’t like sweet things for breakfast; never have. The list of breakfast things that are sweet that I didn’t eat growing up is VERRA LONG and I don’t want to bore you so here is the list of things that I ate as a child that were an the sweet spectrum: pancakes (sometimes if I puppy eyed just right I got waffles instead), muffins, and at

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Baked Sopaipillas

This Friday is every American’s favorite “we don’t actually know what we’re celebrating but we’re gonna eat tacos and get smashed” Mexican holiday: Cinco de Mayo. First and foremost: Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day (September 16 if you are curious). What Cinco de Mayo IS, is the celebration of the Mexican victory against invading French forces during the Battle of Puebla. So, go ahead and celebrate –

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Lemon Rhubarb Cheesecake

First things first: this is not a cake, it’s a pie. There is a crust. A uniform filling goes into the crust and it is baked. It doesn’t rise like a cake. And it is NOT iced. See? PIE, NOT CAKE. I may or may not have launched into this particular argument several times at Easter dinner and my family, bless them, just nodded along and agreed with me. Sometimes

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Slow Cooker Carnitas

I sort of forget I have a slow cooker, which I know doesn’t make a lot of sense but it’s put away in a dark corner in some under the kitchen counter shelving … it’s like the ghost of past kitchen appliances down there. Stop giving me that look, we all have that drawer in our kitchen, mine just happens to be a shelf with a dark corner and OH

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Boozy Chocolate Chiffon Pie

First things first: pie > cake. You don’t have to agree with me, we all know I am right. Secondly: holy pie making, Batman … chiffon pie is kinda trixy. Or, it could be that I inherently gravitate to the most complicated recipe out there (and really, it didn’t sound all that hard when I read through it, but I was having A DAY in the kitchen which always, always,

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