Last night, my beautiful Aunty Tracy died unexpectedly. She was only 52.
Tracy gave me our apple cake recipe, and I am so glad she got to see it in print in the cookbook as well as how beloved her recipe was online.
In honor of her life, her unyielding love for family, and her talent in the kitchen, I want to share my take on my Aunt Tracy’s Apple Cake with you all again so that her sweetness will never be forgotten.
It’s weird to go pay your credit card bill and see yourself.
Rebecca Lando Brings Good Food to Tables on a Budget - American Express #PassionProject (by AmericanExpress)
If you go to AmericanExpress.com right now (part me is thinking of shouting, DON’T! DON’T DO IT! PLEASE DON’T) you’ll see…me.
Luckily, American Express is really nice people and didn’t care at all that I only make dumb faces.
In all seriousness, though, I was very skeptical about doing something with a big corporation when I was approached to take part in AmEx’s #PassionProject, and I hit the nice people who called me with my toughest questions. I mean, Tom Brokaw woulda been proud. And AmEx’s response was the best response a creator could ask for: they just wanted to show people what I love doing. Even the fine print said just that.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I care very much about only giving you guys good recipes, good advice, and good information. And I feel comfortable saying that AmEx’s #passionproject is letting me share all of those things not only with you guys, but also to - hopefully - many other people who are just like us:
people who want to save money,
people who care about how their food affects the environment,
and people who, above all, just want to eat well.
So please, please check out these videos. There are recipes in them. And cute dogs. And zero credit cards.
And absolutely send me a message or a fan mail or whatever Tumblr calls those things these days and let me know: what’s your Passion Project?
So, sweethearts, who’s been using their Working Class Foodies Cookbook? Send me pictures, videos, or blog posts of what you’ve made from it and I’ll feature them right here on this ol’ blog.
Need a copy? Try here: www.amzn.to/10hSLzP
Thinking of making this a poster and putting it above my bed.
Welcome to the BIG CITY BRIGHT LIGHTS
PERIODS. films adapts another classic by Author Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City)
Super funny, very dark, and with more cocaine than you can shake an Ayatollah at. Get ready to experience the 80’s and the big city from a 1st person POV.
You guys have played first-person-shooters, right? This is a first-person-snorter. Because, the 80s.
But seriously, you should watch this. It’s amazingly well-done and super funny. And has nothing to do with food, but that’s okay sometimes too.
Have you tried anything from the Working Class Foodies Cookbook yet? What’s your favorite dish so far? Which dish are you most looking forward to trying?
If you need a copy: www.amzn.to/10hSLzP
My cookbook is out today! If you got a copy, let me know what your favorite recipe is…and thank you :) If you need a copy: www.amzn.to/10hSLzP