Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie

Yesterday was Mrs. NH’s birthday.  I’m not much of a baker so I always hate baking cakes or something for her birthday.  I always end up looking like some jerk out of a sitcom with flour all over my shirt and face. Well, the same thing happened this year (thanks to Little NH2 TURNING THE MIXER UP TO 5) but the end product was much better … Continue reading Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie

Thai Basil Pork

This weekend, with one confirmed case of strep in the house and everybody generally worn out from a big week, I made some family comfort food.  Thai Basil Pork is supposedly Thai street food.  I’ve never been to Thailand so all I know is, it’s absolutely delicious. Mrs. NH recommended that instead of pairing it with rice or rice noodles, we whip up some carrot “zoodles” … Continue reading Thai Basil Pork

Cheesesteak Sandwiches with Homemade Buns

We didn’t have plans for Sunday.  Mrs. NH was kind enough to brave freezing temperatures to go for a quick supermarket trip while the girls and I puttered around the house and watched vacation home movies on my newly reconditioned Windows Media Center.  Of course in the Not Hemingway household, a day without plans usually leads to cooking of some sort.  This Sunday was no … Continue reading Cheesesteak Sandwiches with Homemade Buns

Belle Princess and Hello Kitty Cake

As I sit in my office and fret about the fate of the freedom of information in far flung countries, my wife agonizes, yes, agonizes about cakes for the birthdays of my two little girls.  To her, a good crumb coat is just as important as stemming nuclear proliferation.  The search for black food coloring in Prague triggered a sort of culinary Amber Alert with … Continue reading Belle Princess and Hello Kitty Cake

Dark Soy and Honey Seared Pork Tenderloin

This was an improvisation about a month ago and it’s so easy and good we ended up doing it again for Easter.  Mrs. NH and I were both sick and this was a nice mix between gourmet and easy.  I marinated the tenderloin in a Ziploc with dark soy, olive oil, lime juice and honey for about 3 hours before grilling it.  The outside had … Continue reading Dark Soy and Honey Seared Pork Tenderloin