Friday, February 27, 2009

Chocolate Chip Goopies

Today I'm the guest dad on my colleague Kate Shatzkin's Charm City Moms blog, talking about MoJo's efforts to bake cookies.

UPDATE: Last Monday was a snow day for the kids and Mo was back in the kitchen. This time she nailed it and we had cookies instead of goopies!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The (almost) perfect food

When the mid-afternoon munchies kick in, one of the best places in the newsroom to troll for snacks is over by our features department. Frequently the gang who works on the food section will lay out remnants of recipes they've tested or samples of snacks that have been sent in for them to review.

A couple of days ago I wandered by and there was a box featuring a photo of a slice of bacon adjacent to a square of chocolate. It was Mo's Bacon Bar! Inside were squares of creamy milk chocolate-covered Applewood-smoked bacon crumbles.

I'm not sure why nobody thought of this before. It was a nice juxtaposition of sweetness, saltiness and smokiness. The only thing keeping this from being the perfect food was a liquid center filled with beer.

Mmmmmmmm!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Awakening from hibernation

Just waking up from my long winter's nap. Ironically, this note aside, my first post since the beginning of the year will appear Tuesday, Feb. 24, on my friend Rob Kasper's beer blog.

I'll be dropping in on his blog once a week to share some findings from other beer bloggers out there, so if you have any suggestions for Rob or me, please don't be shy.