Mini Mardi Gras Cinnamon Rolls

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Fat Tuesday is only two days away, and I still have at least one more Mardi Gras themed recipe that I want to make after this one. The inspiration for these Mini Mardi Gras Cinnamon Rolls actually started out as … Continue reading

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Baked Pecan Chicken with Mardi Gras Rice

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When Susan and I were in New Orleans, she bought a cookbook devoted to the use of pecans.  The one recipe that really caught her eye was the Baked Pecan Chicken.  In keeping with the Mardi Gras theme, I thought … Continue reading

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Low-Fuss Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo

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In keeping with the Mardi Gras theme, Susan suggested that we have chicken and sausage gumbo for dinner. Good idea, I thought, especially since I had made a French bread baguette yesterday that would go perfectly with the gumbo! However, … Continue reading

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Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Madeira Cream Sauce

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I fully intended to prepare a Mardi Gras themed dinner tonight, but for some reason changed my mind and focused on a dinner featuring a pork tenderloin. After going through a number of variations on a theme, I decided to … Continue reading

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Stir-Fried Chicken and Bok Choy with Crispy Noodle Cake

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In general, when we stir-fry, the Master Taste Tester becomes the chef and I’m the sous chef.  What this means is that I get all of the ingredients ready, and then step aside to let the Master Taste Tester do … Continue reading

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Mini-King Cakes

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When Susan and I were in New Orleans, we sampled two variations of King Cake.  One was at our cooking class and the other was at Sucré, a New Orleans confectioner whose King Cakes had been previously voted the “Best.”  … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Soup

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It’s been some time since I made this wonderful soup.  I thought that it would be a perfect pairing with the cold weather outside, and it was! One of the keys to this soup is the roasting of the canned … Continue reading

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New Orleans Beignets

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No visit to New Orleans would be complete without a visit to Café du Monde.  Our recent visit to New Orleans was no exception.  As we were devouring the delicious Beignets, Susan suggested that we should make some when we got … Continue reading

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The Perfect Garlic Peeler

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If you’re like I am, you have a kitchen that is groaning with all sorts of gizmos that you’ve acquired through the years.  Equally, if you’re like I am, there is a small group of those gizmos that you consistently … Continue reading

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Egg Rolls

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Last night for dinner, I made an incredible Chicken Chow Mein dish that generated enough leftovers for a second meal.  I had originally planned on making these Egg Rolls last night to go with the Chicken Chow Mein, but was … Continue reading

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