Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 2011
Sponge Candy

If you are not from western New York, you may not be too familiar with sponge candy. It is a light, honeycomb toffee covered in milk chocolate, and it is simply melts in your mouth. It’s delicious! Buffalo’s famous Watson’s Chocolates made … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, Dessert, Edible Gifts | 11 Comments

May 2011
FoodBuzz 24×24: Taste of Buffalo – Sampling Buffalo’s Famous Foods

I spent most of my life living just outside of Buffalo, New York. Buffalo is not known for a lot of things; we have a poor job market, crappy weather, and sports teams that can’t seem to win a championship. … Continue reading

Posted in Football Food, Parties & Entertaining | 9 Comments

May 2011
How To: Make Homemade Breadcrumbs

I am a big fan of making my own pantry staples when I can – especially when they are quick and easy to make. Making breadcrumbs can truly not get any easier, and it is a great way to use … Continue reading

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May 2011
Strawberry Shortcake

I think it is safe the say the spring has (finally) come to Pennsylvania, and with spring, comes lots of fresh strawberries! The local berries wont be ready here until June, but at least I can buy good looking strawberries … Continue reading

Posted in Berries, Dessert, Fruit, Snack | 2 Comments

May 2011
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Last weekend my little sister graduated from college, and I could not be more proud of her. To celebrate, I knew cupcakes were in order, and I thought these would be perfect for a chocolate peanut butter lover like my sister. I … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, Cupcakes, Dessert, Peanut Butter | 19 Comments

May 2011
Fresh Fruit Tart with Vanilla Pastry Cream

This fruit tart was series of failures for me. It tasted great in the end, but it was a long road to get there. First, I made my tart crust too thin, so the bottom crust ended up dark brown … Continue reading

Posted in Berries, Breakfast, Dessert | 4 Comments

May 2011
How To: Roast a Whole Chicken

Knowing how to roast a whole chicken should be a part of every home chef’s repertoire. Not only are whole chicken cheap, they are relatively easy to makes and are impressive to serve to guests. Whole chickens are essentially a blank … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, Healthy, How To, Main Dish | 7 Comments

May 2011
Strawberry Lemonade

As we dive deeper and deeper into spring, I am stepping away from heavy roasts and soups and craving lighter, spring flavors. Nothing says spring more than strawberry lemonade! The balance and lemon and strawberry is perfect, and the addition … Continue reading

Posted in Berries, Beverages | 8 Comments

May 2011
Cooking with Chrissy is now on Facebook

I have finally joined all the cool kids and made a Facebook page. Please “Like” me on facebook to see the lastest posts and engage in some fun food conversation. Click here to access my facebook page, or click on the … Continue reading

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May 2011
Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Well folks, this is now my all-time favorite frosting! I’ve been intrigued by swiss meringue buttercream for quite a while, but without a stand mixer in my kitchen, I was somewhat intimidated by it. Now that I have my lovely … Continue reading

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