Julia Child’s famous Reine de Saba or Chocolate Almond Cake is an elegant dessert to serve with your holiday meals. The recipe is featured in Volume 1 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In her later book, The Way to Cook, Julia says that this cake, prepared by her French co-author Simca, was the…
These adorable Mac O’Lantern Salads are perfect for Halloween. I “carved” orange bell peppers and stuffed them with creamy delicious macaroni salad.
If you like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you’ll love these easy to make Spooktacular Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Treats. They only require four ingredients, and are a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. As an added bonus, you can also make this super easy two ingredient Halloween Bark. Both are sure to delight your family…
Beef Grillades (pronounced ɡree-yahds) and Grits is a classic New Orleans dish. The beef is cooked in a flavorful gravy accented with the Trinity of onion, celery, and bell pepper until it is fork tender. Beef Grillades is made extra special when served with Smoked Gouda Grits. It’s not only delicious when first made, but…
Emeril’s Essence is my go-to Creole spice that I use in not only Creole dishes, but also Cajun dishes. I also use it in numerous other dishes.
Yummy Mummy Lemon Curd Bread is a delicious spooky treat for Halloween. It’s made with a sweet yeast dough, filled with cream cheese and lemon curd, and topped with a spooktacular cream cheese frosting!
When Susan and I were recently in Paris, we tried a lot of different pastries. We wanted to try to replicate them on our return. This included Lemon Madeleines from Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann.
Easy Old Fashioned Lemonade is a southern classic using only three ingredients – water, sugar, and lemons. It has the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness, and provides a cool, refreshing escape from summer’s heat.
Easy Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs are moist, fall-off-the-bone tender, and absolutely delicious. The Instant Pot reduces the what normally takes hours to cook, to minutes – 25 minutes to be exact. Add another 20 minutes or so to finish them off, and be prepared to be blown away!
Ready in minutes, and made with real cheese, Easy Spicy Sausage Queso Dip is a real crowd pleaser. This dip thickens as it cools, but doesn’t become hard like other cheese based dips. It’s amazing with tortilla chips and spread on French bread or crackers.