Posts tagged with "2015"

31. December 2015
Joke: A nice couple had bats in their attic. They called in an expert. He said, "Just put lutefisk up there and you will rid yourself of the bats." When he phoned to be sure the solution worked, the couple said, "It worked like a charm. No bats. But now, how do we get rid of the Norwegians?"
12. December 2015
People assume that big cities are complicated, and small towns are easy. Not so fast! Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

30. November 2015
This post is to encourage folks to be brave and to try mastering pastry. Often people give it a try, have a negative experience and give up for life!
16. November 2015
Sometimes it's the simple things that are hard to get right. In my case, that was rice!

06. November 2015
Fresh Corn and Asiago Bread Pudding - The Inspiration! Southern Living 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup whipping cream 3 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 (12-oz.) French bread loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes (8 cups) 4 cups fresh corn kernels 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Asiago cheese Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add bread, tossing to coat. Let stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°. Stir corn and cheese into bread mixture; spoon into a well-buttered 13-...
21. September 2015
No matter how you pronounce them, scones are a delicious treat. Best not to be enjoyed with every cup of tea, however!

16. September 2015
Cottage breakfast - Fried sunfish, potatoes and eggs! Just a story really. Not a recipe here.
14. September 2015
Sometimes we cook just to feel not just Italian, but specifically like Sophia Loren. This includes a reflection on how the movies can have a lasting effect on our inner lives and our menu planning.

14. September 2015
Many years ago, while touring France, my husband and I found ourselves in one of those fabulous restaurants that just make you giddy with anticipation and relief after a long day of touring cathedrals of a different sort. The hushed atmosphere, all candles and crisp linen was as soft as a sigh. The menu arrived, and in a moment of reckless abandon, buoyed by the heady atmosphere and perhaps an aperitif or two, we decided not to read the menu at all, but simply to point at an item randomly, and...
14. September 2015
There was a time when people didn't have to apologize for what was on their plates. People ate whatever they damn well pleased. It was a time of reckless abandon - the Wild Wild West - when a marshmallow suspended in gelatin was not an anathema, a time when food had no rules or regulatory police. It was madness! Culinary anarchy! Food was fast and mad as a March hare! And only a few brave souls now alive will admit that there was an unrestrained joyfulness in the consumption of politically...

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