Are you familiar with the trope of a person sneezing over a dose of black pepper? Well, that’s been me my entire life. And now, much as I enjoy spicy food, the first bite can also trigger sneezing. It seems my sinuses get more sensitive day by day.
Today I seared a tuna steak and my sauce caused this phenomena. Just a few minutes ago it was my twice spicy Samyang noodles. My husband won’t even eat them anymore as he considers the heat too painful. Ah, well, more leftover for me.
On a less sweat-worthy note I looked up a recipe for peach cake. It’s something we enjoyed in the 90’s from a boxed mix and can’t find anymore. Doubtless neither of us should eat it. Perhaps this fact gave me the craving after all these years.
Anyhow, I found an old fashioned recipe. Ripe peaches aren’t available but I think it can be converted to accommodate canned. Other folks shared some neat tricks for such things as substituting cake flour and powdered sugar with more common staples. And almond extract, as it turns out, can be omitted in favor of vanilla extract. This cake calls for both, so I won’t spend money on any of these rarely used items.
When I decided to make a chicken pot pie yesterday (a cold weather comfort dish) I found my shortcut ingredient missing. But someone else came to the rescue with this easy way to make your own cream of chicken soup.
Do you like ramen noodles? What is your favorite comfort food?