I am not the biggest fan of pastry and desserts, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like a good crust now and again. There are occasions where I might want a dessert, and trust me a slice of cheese cake every so often really does hit the spot. My favorite kind of desserts tend to… Continue reading Sweet Or Savory? That Is The Question
When ever I used to think of French Food I had always thought of a sauce. It’s true, French food is about the sauce. I seem to recall one of the best beef dishes I have ever had, it was a filet mignon with a classic French Béarnaise Sauce. That was also when I fell in… Continue reading Sauce, Glorious Sauce! A Tale Of Two Sauces
I’ll admit it. Sometimes I am overly ambitious. I tend to get a little ahead of myself and set high goals. I think it’s because reaching those high goals is extremely satisfying. So, on this day I decided to do an entire lesson, sans dessert. The dessert course for this lesson is Pineapple sorbet. I will leave that… Continue reading Let’s Dive In!
Lesson 3 – EGGS! Yes! I love eggs! I love them so much that I eat them every day. Sometimes several times in a day. Just the sight of them makes me happy. You have to admit, they are kind of a happy looking with all that yellow. My mother also loved eggs. Eggs were… Continue reading Eggs, Glorious Eggs!
I just can’t tell you how weird/strange/odd it feels to literally be living and following, almost exactly in my mother’s footsteps. I mean, I’ve heard the saying… “As we age we become more and more like our parents”, but this is crazy. As I was entering adulthood my mother was advancing in her culinary journey.… Continue reading It’s All About That Stock, ‘Bout That Stock, No Boxes..
Today’s word is Immerse (which is now actually yesterday’s word when I started writing) This word is perfect for this post. Let me explain. When I log in to my WordPress account, the daily reader is the first thing I see. It is a list of other member’s blog posts, and as a way to… Continue reading And….School Is In Session
Sometimes the parallel between my mother and myself simply amazes me. How did we each find our similar path and passion for cooking at the same times in our lives? Why are we drawn to the same foods and style of cooking? Is it simply from growing up with her as my example, or is… Continue reading Oh là là – Going French
As a child, one of the biggest events to hit the household was when it was someone’s birthday. This usually meant a special dinner, followed by a homemade cake and the family singing the birthday song. Back then birthdays were a family affair. Not like the present day birthday parties that usually end up breaking… Continue reading “You Are Special”
After a very, very, long, hiatus that started with an injured horse, then moved into the wedding of the year (my daughter’s) and making it through the first part of winter AND the holidays, I am now wanting (longing) to get back on track again with the blog. You see, writing this is for me.… Continue reading The Holidays Past and Present
There are some recipes that I have enjoyed ever since I was a child and that I will continue to make until I am no longer able to. These are recipes that stand the test of time. There are some recipes that over time, get changed, or ingredients added, or they become modified. Not this… Continue reading Stands The Test Of Time