Mushroom Stroganoff is a quick and easy meal for meatless Mondays. It’s not quite vegetarian since I used chicken broth. However, I could have used vegetable broth instead for a delicious and savory vegetarian meal! I use leftovers for an amazing mushroom sauce.
Bolognese Sauce, known in Italian as Ragù alla Bolognese is a rich and meaty sauce that is slowly simmered for several hours to intensify its flavor. Serve it over pasta or use it in lasagna or baked ziti for a hearty, flavorful meal. Freeze any leftovers for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. As an added…
Duxelles, pronounced dük-ˈsel are an intensely flavored mixture of finely chopped mushrooms and shallots. Named after the 17th French Marquis d’Uxelles, Duxelles are easy to prepare. They will take a whole host of dishes to the next level of deliciousness.
Salsa Verde is a delicious addition many Mexican dishes and is equally amazing on its own. Its bright fresh taste will convince you to never reach for the store-bought salsa again. This awesome Salsa Verde is from Grits and Pinecones’ Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada post. It’s just in time for Cinco de Mayo!
Crème Fraîche is hard to find and is incredibly expensive when you do find it. Believe it or not, it’s quite easy and very inexpensive to make. I’ll show you how!
Emeril’s Essence is my go-to Creole spice that I use in not only Creole dishes, but also Cajun dishes. This is based on Emeril’s recipe from his site. I also use it in numerous other dishes. If you haven’t tried this wonderful combination of spices, you definitely should!
With only four ingredients, Classic English Lemon Curd is smooth and silky with a tangy and tart flavor that overwhelms your senses. It’s perfect for topping biscuits (a.k.a. cookies), scones, yogurt, ice cream, cheesecake, cupcakes, and so much more! In addition, it’s luscious on its own. What’s even better is that it only takes 10…
Vidalia Onion Confit is an amazing sweet and savory accompaniment to lots of dishes, from sizzling steaks to the lowly burger. Sliced onions are cooked to a jam-like consistency with a secret ingredient, and seasoned with salt, pepper and a bit of vinegar. The sweet and savory comes from the onions, with a hint of balsamic…
If you do much baking with chocolate, you probably know that many recipes call for a small amount of espresso powder. The reason is that a bit of espresso powder significantly enhances the chocolate flavor in cakes, brownies, etc., without causing your treat to have a mocha flavor.
Tartar sauce is a traditional accompaniment to fried seafood. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and only requires a handful of ingredients. I’ve been making this tartar sauce for years for fried shrimp, fish and chips and other seafood delicacies. It never disappoints!
Seville Orange Marmalade is prized in Great Britain. Legend has it that this perfect marriage of the intensely bitter Seville oranges and the sweetness of sugar occurred by accident in the early 1700’s in Scotland.
Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? That means that it’s time to start thinking about that perfect gift for family, friends, and co-workers.