Archive for September, 2010

Well, the important thing is that you make enough for everyone. In town.

Sadly, American portion sizes have increased so much that the revised recipe output is “Serves 12”.

Flour Power a.k.a. A Lesson In Optical Illusions

This is a big piece of cake, huh? Oh wait. It’s even bigger as than I first thought.

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Prune Cream: The only dessert that tastes better going out than coming in!

Sometimes I buy a container of prunes and think “I like prunes!” and then after one serving I realize “Prunes are not all they’re cracked up to be!” and then the prunes get thrown away. Unfortunately I don’t think the tag line “Prunes – they’re just expensive garbage!” will be taken seriously by the people at Sunsweet, but truth in advertising and all…

Despite my mild tolerance for prunes, I’m not sure I can understand this concept of Prune Cream. It sounds like dirty slang until you realize it’s a dessert, which makes it worse. How dare you cookbook people sully the good name of dessert by bringing prunes into the mix? Dessert is for things like chocolate, peanut butter and high fructose corn syrup. Not Prune Cream. But you can make it in a jiffy so it’s got that going for it.

Roses are red, violets are blue. Sugar is sweet, and it’s sad when poems end up not rhyming very well and it takes you a second to realize the pattern is still there, but you just have to look for it. And so are you.