Recipes

HUCKLEBERRY LEMON MERINGUE PIE

HUCKLEBERRY LEMON MERINGUE PIE // The Kitchy Kitchen
“In three weeks I was a good waitress, in six weeks I felt like I’d worked in a restaurant all my life. And in three months I was one of the best waitresses in the place. I took tips and was glad to get them. And at home I baked pies for the restaurant,” says our hero, recently divorced Mildred […]
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ICE CREAM : 2 RECIPES X 12 WAYS

ICE CREAM : 2 RECIPES X 12 WAYS // The Kitchy Kitchen
Homemade ice cream can be a pretty intimidating affair. You’re making a custard, you’re using special equipment, you have to make it ahead of time. It’s definitely a thing. But the results can be wonderful and completely unexpected. Mixing and matching flavors like a frozen dessert alchemist, you can create scoops that are entirely geared towards your palette. Once you […]
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CRUDITES SALAD WITH BUTTERMILK RANCH

CRUDITES SALAD // The Kitchy Kitchen
Restraint is the essence of elegance to me: discretion versus being a chatterbox; the perfect single accessory instead of and abundance of adornment; it’s having the confidence to demonstrate simplicity when everyone else is making things complicated and pretentious. That is why I love serving crudite platters at dinner parties. Fresh, gorgeous vegetables, served simply. cutting radishes into roses only […]
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CHURRO CAKE

CHURRO CAKE // The Kitchy Kitchen
CHURRO CAKE. CHURRO CAKE. CHURRO. CAKE. A CAKE MADE OF CHURROS. Sorry for the all-caps, but I mean….CHURRO CAKE. This is serious business. Leslie and Courtney, the ladies behind the epic popup restaurant, Large Marge, are Momofuku Milk alums, so they do NOT play when it comes to cake. Also, after I harassed them for months, they’ve generously agreed to […]
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MISH MISH COCKTAIL

MISH MISH COCKTAIL // The Kitchy Kitchen
I’ve picked up quite a few phrases from my best girlfriend Christie, but “mish mish” has to be my favorite.  First off, it is just so fun to say.  Secondly, it’s a term of endearment for cats, similar in the way we would say “here kitty, kitty.”  And thirdly, it means apricot.  Is there anything more darling than calling neighborhood […]
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AVOCADO + JALAPENO OVER SUSHI RICE

AVOCADO + JALAPENO OVER SUSHI RICE // The Kitchy Kitchen
Simple pleasures, right? Growing up in LA, sushi, next to tacos and perhaps, to a lesser extent, the French Dip, is our culinary mascot. The best sushi is scattered across Little Tokyo, Sawtelle, and the valley, with a lot of mediocre rolls in between. Everyone focusses on the fish when it comes to what makes perfect sushi, which is understandable, […]
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Blackberry Glazed Brown Butter Buttermilk Doughnuts

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Baked doughtnuts strike me as the perfect compromise.  You get to have something cakey, delicious, and glazed, but hey…at least it’s not fried? At least in my world this is a super reasonable compromise.  The blackberry glaze on these doughnuts is the prettiest shade of rich pink, with an unexpected tart kick, making these the perfect doughnuts for the summertime.  […]
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BOOZEY BOURBON MILK TEA

BOOZY BOURBON MILK TEA // The Kitchy Kitchen
Milk tea is a staple if you live in Southern California. A Taiwanese import, the combination of milky, sweet tea with chewy boba floating around has long been a favorite among teenagers with a sweet-tooth and me. The idea to make it a cocktail came from a matcha whiskey drink I enjoyed at Angel’s Share in New York.  The subtle […]
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