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Add a weekly recipe to an improvisational cook, mix with good measures of wry editorial comment, and what ensues is hilarity...plus some pretty great-looking dishes! That's the formula over at OMGSNAX! (a subsidiary, along with OMGBOOX!, of puhleez.net), the online home of the extracurricular musings of one of the suits over at Maplehood Rekkids. Good fun. Check the archives, too.

Here's a sample of the chef's commentary, this for apple crisp:

again with the baking pan size issue -- well, 9x9 is approximately the same as 11x7, right? let's hope so, b/c that's all i've got that's even close.

& deep breath, b/c for such an easy recipe, i made a shocking number of omissions, starting with: cardamom. b/c $12 a bottle = no. especially for a measly quarter of a teaspoon. i'm sure it adds something, but sing it with me: $12.

i used pink lady apples b/c they were the only appropriate baking apples i could find at dierberg's last night around 9pm. totally ignored the merest hint of a suggestion of walnuts, as it's been established previously that i apparently can't stand them. & the irish whiskey? i don't even know where to start. so i didn't. i'm not too broken up about it b/c i generally can't stand the taste of liquor in desserty things, but i just thought i should put it out there that i really screwed around with the recipe a fair amount.

so let me start by saying that there's no way this so-called "20 minutes" of prep time could be accurate in any universe that involves peeling 2 pounds of apples unless it's a magic universe where apples have skins like bananas. but here on earth, they don't, & so 20 minutes of prep time is more like an hour when you factor in all the tedious peeling. which, fine. i'm just saying."

Posted under Fun Links by Amanda Doyle on Mon., Mar 20, 2006 at 2:53 PM


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