What do you make when you have some red wine, chicken thighs, and mushrooms that need to be used? Why Coq au Vin of course! If you didn’t know, Coq au Vin is a classic French dish of chicken cooked in red wine with onions, carrots, garlic, mushrooms and fresh herbs added.
Similar to a quiche, this French Onion and Bacon Tart delivers incredible onion flavor that is accented with crispy bacon. I saw the recipe for this in the Cooks Illustrated All-Time Best French Recipes magazine that Susan gave me for Mother’s Day.
Caesar Salad is a wonderful dish on its own or paired with any number of toppings or entrees. What makes a great Caesar Salad is a great dressing and freshly made croutons, both of which are quick and easy to make.
It’s not Shepherd’s Pie because it doesn’t have lamb. It’s not Cottage Pie because there’s no beef. So what to call the close equivalent that contains ground turkey? The Master Taste Tester suggested “Shottage” Pie – the clever combination of Shepherd and Cottage!
This Triple Chocolate Ice Cream is a true chocolate lover’s dream! It’s velvety smooth, intensely chocolate, and absolutely delicious. The pairing of it with homemade waffle cones puts it over the top.
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately, so the Master Taste Tester suggested grilling out. Therefore, the question became – what to grill? After I went through the list of the usual suspects, we settled on chicken thighs.
Homemade ice cream is made in two different styles: Custard-style which contains egg yolks and Philadelphia-style which omits egg yolks. Ask the Master Taste Tester what kind of ice cream he wants, and the answer is always the same – simple vanilla ice cream.