Braised Rabbit Leg

As I have said before, I am currently in culinary school and it is taking up much of my time. This term is focusing on meats, which so far has been very interesting. We have made all the basics: chicken breast, stuffed chicken leg, pork chops, veal, the largest prime rib-eye I have ever seen, […] Read more…

Simple Spaghetti Sauce

Culinary school takes up more of my time than I anticipated. It’s good, though. I’m staying busy, re-learning time-management, feeling accomplished daily, and thoroughly enjoying school. It can be frustrating at times, and sometimes overwhelming, but more often than not I love it. I am learning a new “language”: kitchen lingo, which consists of loud voices and directions. Brushing up […] Read more…

Double Chocolate Brownies

When it rains, it pours. (Except in Southern California; it doesn’t really rain here. :p) Well, Happy New Year! Welcome to my first (quite delayed) post of 2011. Life has definitely gotten ahold of me recently and I have neglected my poor blog and lovely readers. You know how they say, “When it rains, it […] Read more…

Mulled Wine

Cinnamon, Cloves and Vanilla. These are what we call the “scents of the season” and there are many ways to get your kitchen and home smelling like Christmas. Craft stores sell cinnamon-scented pine cones and bags of inedible cinnamon sticks. Cakes and cookies are baked throughout the holiday season. There are scented candles and sprays […] Read more…

Corn Chowder (but not really)

A few years ago I had dinner at an adorable little house-converted-to-restaurant somewhere in Oregon. It was an Italian restaurant, but for some reason they served this corn dish on the side. It was strange because it didn’t really fit the rest of our Italian meal. It was corn kernels, diced tomatoes and potatoes seasoned […] Read more…

Applesauce Spice Cake

Dessert is my favorite meal of the day. Winter, the “holiday season” specifically, is my favorite time of the year because everyone is making and requesting sweets. The only thing that puzzles me about this season is that, with all the holiday delicacy just waiting to be enjoyed, people get hung up on cookies for […] Read more…

Chianti Pears – Daisy In Italia, Part Two: Tuscany

Walking the streets of Florence where the likes of da Vinci and Michelangelo found their inspiration and once displayed their art. Strolling through Chianti Classico vineyards and tasting the sweet, juicy grapes along the way. Gazing at the beautiful Tuscan hills from every angle imaginable. Learning traditional Italian recipes from traditional Italian women in their […] Read more…

Tiramisu – Daisy In Italia, Part One : Rome

This past October I spent three weeks in beautiful Italy! Three weeks was not nearly enough to see all Italy has to offer, but I had a wonderful time soaking it all in. My first stop was Rome. When I wasn’t walking down cobblestone roads, buying candy from street-vendors, lunching in front of the Trevi […] Read more…

I Am Ready

Daisy at Home has been on hiatus since January 2010 even though it was a baby blog to begin with. My husband, Jonathan Glyer, was tragically killed in an accident at work in the end of January. This has completely changed my life. I used to cook dinner for us almost every night. I stopped […] Read more…

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