Archive - Jan 2012 - Lifestyle News
My parents used to say that when they went to my grandmother for parenting advice, she would tell them that children should be like pancakes â€” you ought to be able to throw the first one out and start over.
I couldnâ€™t help remembering that anecdote during my last cooking endeavor and thinking that her analogy should also apply to crab cakes.
Using my cousin and former Starkville resident Nancy Princeâ€™s recipe, I tried to make crab cakes at home the other day, since theyâ€™re one of my favorite items to order when I eat out, and her recipe looked delicious and simple. Nancy is, for my money, the best cook in our family, and I knew if she liked them, I probably would, too.
The assembly process went well, but the frying â€” not so much. Much like when I cook pancakes, the first one was a bit undercooked and mangled. The second I almost burned up, but I made the third one almost perfect.
Itâ€™s the time of year for resolutions, but I havenâ€™t felt very resolute just yet.Â Iâ€™ve been blowing and going since Thanksgiving and havenâ€™t had time to think much about 2012.Â However, resolutions oft