If you like lasagna, but don’t want to bother with the fuss, make Baked Ziti instead! It has the same basic ingredients and taste as a classic lasagna, but is way easier to make. As an added bonus, it makes incredible leftovers, and freezes beautifully.
Eggs, Pasta and Cheese
Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna is full of flavor and richness. It can be made with either a tomato based sauce such as this one, or a cream based sauce. The Master Taste Tester voted for the tomato based sauce, with no hesitation at all. He definitely made the right choice! As we continue our quest to focus…
Quick and easy to prepare, and full of healthy vegetables, this Lo Mein takes less than 15 minutes to cook, and makes incredible leftovers. Even better is its versatility – dress it up with chicken, shrimp, beef, etc., or keep it vegetarian with broccoli florets, celery, or bean sprouts in place of, or in addition to…
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.
When Susan and I were in New Orleans, she bought a cookbook devoted to the use of pecans. Baked Pecan Chicken was the one recipe that really caught her eye. Who could resist succulent pieces of chicken coated in pecans?
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 the actual stir-frying.
I actually watch very little television. One thing, however, that I do watch is America’s Test Kitchen/Cooks Country on the local PBS station. I often find myself thinking that I should make whatever has just been demonstrated.
Ham and gruyere quiche is simple to make and delicious to serve. It only has a few ingredients, and is perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch.
For some time, I’ve wanted to try making Brie en Croûte which is basically a wheel of Brie with some sort of topping encased in puff pastry. It can be made with either a sweet or a savory topping. In honor of Thanksgiving, I decided to go with a sweet topping.
Some time back, I made homemade ricotta cheese. I was so impressed with how easy it was to make and how good it was, that I thought I’d try my hand at making homemade cottage cheese!