oatmeal bread 5

oatmeal bread
This oatmeal bread is a very special bread to me. When we were growing up, it was a favorite among the many delicious baked goods my Dad would frequently make; it would fill the house with its toasty-sweet aroma and our mouths with soft and chewy joy. It’s a great all-around bread, but in some...

vanilla extract 3

vanilla extract
Vanilla has actually been on our “do it ourselves” list for a long time. I had heard from various sources that it wasn’t hard to pull off (which is true), and it just seemed like something that would be a nice addition to our arsenal (and give us a few more points toward our already...

pizza love 4

pizza love
  Took some photos while we were making pizza the other night. I got a matching baking stone over the holidays to go with the one we already have, so now I can have a wall-to-wall stone oven for bread and pizza. Along with the gift of a new camera lens, it makes for some...

bagels 10

bagels
The bagel, like the cheesesteak, is a food that has such fanatical regional loyalty that I’m pretty cautious to claim that I can make them. Many would say that the only truly great bagels are from Jewish bakeries in New York city — made with New York water, boiled in lye, and served with your...

welcome to the new Foodie’s Arsenal! 10

welcome to the new Foodie's Arsenal!
Happy New Year, friends! I hope your holidays have been full of togetherness, rest, and great food. To celebrate the new year, today is the unveiling of the new site design for Foodie’s Arsenal. There are lots of new things to check out, so I encourage you to explore. The main theme of this update...

on the rise 6

on the rise
After taking a little time off from the blog, I wanted to share today that I’m taking a little more time to revamp Foodie’s Arsenal and do some spring cleaning and streamlining. I’ve been running the blog for over a year now, and have learned a lot of things about a lot of things in that...

updates and excuses 4

Lately I haven’t been updating as frequently here on the blog, which makes me a little sad — but I like my excuses. I’ve been working more at my favorite job ever (various roles at a great local cafe), and actually doing some food/photography on the side for another amazing company I work with. On...

chickpea curry (chana masala) 3

chickpea curry (chana masala)
Indian food can be intimidating, because it usually includes about 1,000 ingredients, 870 of which you’ve never had in your kitchen before. But it’s also delicious and satisfying, and somehow uses some kind of black magic to take all those ridiculous amounts of spices and make them work in harmony to create new and intriguing...