Soft pretzels

Soft Pretzels

I miss being able to get fresh baked pretzels at any bakery on any block in Germany. This is my inadequate and tedious substitute.

Sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

Even in cookies, the secret is cheese -- in this case, cream cheese. It keeps the cookies moist and prevents blandness. Also butter. Always butter.

Swiss onion soup

Swiss Onion Soup

It's French onion soup, but with Swiss cheese. See? Cheese makes everything better.

Tortilla chips

Tortilla Chips

If I don't keep a bag of tortilla chips around and have to make my own every time, I should theoretically eat less of them. I don't think it's working.

White sauce

White Sauce

It's a super basic white sauce. What else is there to know?