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.
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.
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!
These oat rolls are absolutely delicious and are easy to make, especially with a bread machine. Just pop all of the ingredients into the bread machine, and let it do most of the work!
The other day, my brother called and asked for suggestions for using raw peanuts. I made several suggestions, including peanut brittle, chocolate peanut clusters and chocolate covered peanuts.
The other day, I read a blog on the King Arthur Flour site that described in detail how to make baguettes and stuffed baguettes that have a crusty, golden brown crust, and a chewy interior riddled with holes.
I decided to use some of the leftover chicken from the Lemon Roast Chicken to make Chicken and Mushroom Crêpes. Chris has the honor of making the actual crêpes. He does a superb job of flipping them in the air as they cook!