When Susan and I were in Paris, we ate a lot of Croque Monsieurs. At one little café, the Croque Monsieurs were paired with the most incredible fries. Unfortunately, we’ve been unsuccessful in finding the fries here, or figuring out how to cut them.
Eggs, Pasta and Cheese
How many times have you pre-baked (or blind baked) your pastry for a quiche or other type of tart, only to discover a shrunken shell? Most “authorities” on the subject seem to attribute the shrinking of the pastry to it being “stretched” as it is rolled out and/or placed in the pie or tart pan.
Several weeks ago, I had Red Beans and Rice I really enjoyed at a local restaurant. Since then, I’ve been thinking that I should try my hand at making Red Beans and Rice.
Jambalaya is a quintessential New Orleans dish that has its roots in both French and Spanish settlers. Traditionally, jambalaya is made with some sort of sausage, along with some other meat and/or seafood. It includes the holy trinity of onion, celery, and green bell pepper, along with spicy seasonings and rice. Pasta Jambalaya replaces the rice…
This recipe is an adaptation of Ina Garten’s Nick and Toni’s Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola on foodnetwork.com. I didn’t actually see the episode, but was looking for a pasta recipe that mixed cream with the tomato sauce.