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  Homeade Pasta  Jam

A Southern girl at heart, Brandi Henderson of the blog I Made That! is the pastry chef at Delancey, the Seattle wood-fire pizza joint opened last year by Molly Wizenberg (whom many of you already know and love from her blog Orangette and memoir A Homemade Life) and her husband, Brandon Pettit. You have to really dig into Brandi’s blog to find this out though, since her About Me page exclaims, simply, “Hi! I make things! Things like this and that and sometimes even those. My goal is to make absolutely everything I eat from scratch. And I mean everything.”

And she’ s not kidding — from nutella to candy corn to Girl Scout cookies, Brandi really does make her own everything. And her unique blend of genuine passion, ambition, humor, and honesty makes it impossible not to be charmed and inspired. She has a penchant for exclamation marks (her enthusiasm cannot be contained!), making her own cheese (“When I see a sticky white bundle of cloth dangling in my kitchen, I know good things are coming”), homemade pasta (“At this point in our relationship, I think John [her boyfriend] has learned to leave the house quickly and quietly when he sees me dragging the pasta machine out of the pantry”), and, of course, desserts galore, but she makes plenty of savory main courses too, and is particularly enamored of pork.

I made that!: Thin Mints  Chicharonnes 

Even if you’re the type of cook who prefers recipes on the quick and streamlined side, you may just find yourself running to the kitchen to try Brandi’s versions of Nutter Butters or Whatchamacallits or lemon icebox cake (even if the cake does take 16 hours to make!). But if you lack time and Brandi's boundless energy, rest assured that she has plenty of from-scratch recipes that are simple to throw together, like homemade power bars and bourbon pecan praline. And if Brandi has you curious about cheese making, start with her ricotta. It’s “super easy. I know I say that a lot but this time I really mean it,” she says. So what are you waiting for?


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Comments (15)


almost 5 years ago Oui, Chef

Thanks, gang for turning me on to such a terrific food blog...I am loving it!


almost 5 years ago Brandi Henderson

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog! I added a link in the post to the thin mint recipe this morning. Sorry for the delay, that one was from back when only friends were my audience. Happy baking!


almost 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

OMG...The Fried! Pig! Skin! Now that is a beautiful thing!


almost 5 years ago Midge

Love this blog. Thanks for highlighting it.


almost 5 years ago Bob the sea cook

I really want the thin mints recipe, or as they are called here at home, minty fresh cookies, but I couldn't find it. Anyone?


almost 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Here it is:


almost 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oh, the recipe's not there...sorry!


almost 5 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

I am addicted to this blog - have tried a few recipes - appreciate the helpful hints and photos - love the tone - adore the photography.


almost 5 years ago lapadia

I second that MrsWheelbarrow!!


almost 5 years ago testkitchenette

Lovely, I am all over the nutter butters!


almost 5 years ago arielleclementine

nom nom nutter butters! fun blog!


almost 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

What a great blog! I found several things that I really must make! And very enjoyable to read.


almost 5 years ago mollywizenberg

Brandi is every bit as awesome in person as she seems on her blog. So happy to see her featured here!


almost 5 years ago lapadia

Great blog, I know I will enjoy reading it! Welcome to Seattle I lived, worked and played there for many years before moving a ferry ride away.


almost 5 years ago Sagegreen

Where to begin? Such a bounty of delights on this blog. Lemon icebox cake included. I just may have to quit my day job! Thanks for sharing.