Elizabeth Karmel

@GrillGirl

Grilling Guru, Writer, Exec.Chef of Hill Country, Gadget Maker, Smoke Kissed; Passionate about Food and Wine, and Living

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Great tip for keeping your kitchen clean and all your ingredients in the bowl from . Wrap the bowl...

Wed "e" list: mind-blowingly good cob-corn smoked bacon from Vermont. Grilled outside to perfection.

The first person to guess what we making from this photo will receive a copy of Rose Levy Beranbaum's new book.

Christmas cookie mis en place.

Christmas cookie mis em place.

The "black label" burger. So good--don't even think ketchup, mustard or mayo. Buttered grilled bun &cheese is all.

Cranberry Christmas bread lovingly baked for us by .

A real
Paella from a charming and dapper Spainard. So good. So real.

My sentiments exactly. Thanks to Hearth restaurant for putting it to paper-

Testing recipes all week. King Ranch chicken and chicken pot pie were just what this weather ordered.

Wed. "e" list: VitaCoco coconut water with passion fruit. All natural, no sugar. Tastes like passion frt. Delish!

At the museum of natural history at the butterfly conservatory. This is the owl butterfly.

Yum. Cranberry BBQ sauce from . I love the tart cranberries in the sauce.

At The Redhead() 4 dinner #2. The fried chicken & van winkle is hitting the spot. Ask 4 David.

At Prune with drinking Italian greyhounds and eating radishes with sweet butter.

Cakes R cooled & wrapped in apricot-brandy soaked cheesecloth 4 min of a month-2-a year. This one vintage 2008.

Fruitcakes decorated and ready for the oven. 275 for 3 hours.

Packing the batter in2 pans. We traded my Grandmother's old tin cake pans 4 silicone b/c tin browns too fast.

Baking day 4 the wild persimmon fruit cakes. You have 2 incorporate the fruit &nuts until it won't hold any more.

The last of the wild persimmons bursting at the ready for cookies, pudding & fruitcake.