Guest Chef Hollywood: Pineapple Cream Cheese Wantons

The original pin can be found here. Not being a Pastry Chef I don’t dabble in too often in desserts but I do make the occasional cake and a dessert in my professional life. I give my friends who are Pastry Chefs and all pastry chefs the upmost respect because it’s a whole other world. This recipe was really simple and I …

The Wine Cork Tray (with Epoxy!)

Originally, I was looking for a quick craft with items on hand. One Ikea tray plus ten years of waiting tables and tending bar means a substantial stash of many corks from many different bottles of wine. Simple weekend project, right? Here is the original Pin Part one: Cutting corks. I decided to cut the corks in half lengthwise in order …

Reading: Phil Brody’s ESC

Phil Brody says: I used to labor in advertising. It almost killed me. Then I began waking up at 5 AM to write for three hours before heading to corporate hell. This is what saved me. The end result was collection of indelible stories sent to family and friends under the Subject Line: ESC Goodreads says: Phil Brody’s ESC consists …