The other day, I watched Julie & Julia. This movie intertwines Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession with blogger Julie Powell’s challenge to cook all the recipes in Volume 1 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
I had some mushrooms that needed to be used, so I thought that I would make a delicious crêpe recipe for dinner – Savory Crêpes with Creamy Chicken, Ham and Mushroom Filling.
Since it’s Labor Day, I thought I’d try a different grilled shrimp recipe than I’d used before. The recipe that I settled on is Marinated Grilled Shrimp on the allrecipes.com site. I’d seen this recipe before, but for some reason was put off by the use of tomato sauce.
Well, things appear to be getting more intense related to soon to be Hurricane Isaac. A lot can still change, but we’re in the landfall “cone” of Isaac.
In many respects, living on the Gulf Coast is like being on a permanent vacation. This is true even though we live about 10 miles from the actual coast. However, from June 1 to November 30, we have to worry about hurricane threats.
This all butter shortbread is filled with with toasted pecans. It is delicious and elegant, but simple to make! Pecan shortbread is the perfect cookie for any occasion.
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 months ago, Chris decided that we needed to experiment with making sauerkraut because of its nutritional value!
Susan is a natural born photographer. She has the eye for effective composition, angle, etc., that I unfortunately lack! To help compensate for my photographic shortcomings, I enjoy looking at food photos that other people have posted on their blogs.
I had about 3½ pounds of onions that needed to be used. Initially, I thought about making an onion tart, but 3½ pounds is really too much for one tart. The “master taste tester” suggested French Onion Soup.