These take poached eggs to a new level. Use thick slices of sourdough bread or use whatever you have on hand or prefer. Makes a nice meal for brunch, lunch or even an easy dinner. The cooking time is for bringing the water to a simmer and poaching the eggs. […]
Nothing says comfort food better than a casserole dish that’s slowly cooked and this Easy French Cassoulet Recipe is a perfect example. Juicy chicken, sausages, bacon and white beans simmer away in a broth spiked with vegetables, garlic and herbs. Originating in the south of France this casserole is a […]
This sweet potato bread is like thanksgiving in a loaf pan, you’re welcome. Holiday feels, here we come!! Tastes like pumpkin pie, but its bread. It can be made sugar free and sliced and frozen. Then just pop a slice in the toaster for breakfast.
With this protein-packed, high-fiber, and low-carb zucchini bread, you can feel good about having a quick bread for breakfast or dessert any day. The dry base is a combination of almond and coconut flours. Almond flour provides bulk and has a light texture, while coconut flour offers binding and […]
The texture of aioli is more like butter than mayonaisse. In France it is referred to as “beurre de Provence (butter of Provence)”. Aioli sauce should hold it’s shape like butter when chilled. At room temperature it should be stiff, creamy, and not at all runny. When added to […]
Kimbap (also spelled gimbap) are rolls of cooked rice wrapped in seaweed. They’re a versatile, fail-proof snack or light meal found everywhere in South Korea from households to convenience stores. The traditional kimbap fillings include fresh or marinated vegetables, omelet-style eggs, cooked Spam, or pre-fried fish cakes, but you […]
Nothing seems more French than onion soup. While it’s more common in a restaurant setting, every home chef would be well-served by a solid onion soup recipe in their arsenal. Heaps of onions deeply caramelized to the point of almost burning, red wine, rich stock of roasted bones, a […]
Cabbage soup is about as comforting and healthy as they come! All you need to do is simmer a bunch of sliced cabbage with mirepoix vegetables, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, and herbs for an easy and delicious, low calorie meal.
This easy German recipe is one of our favorites. Boneless pork chops can also be substituted for veal and taste excellent! Chicken Fried Steak is really Wiener Schnitzel
Scampi are tiny, lobster-like crustaceans with pale pink shells (also called langoustines). Italian cooks in the United States swapped shrimp for scampi, but kept both names. Thus the dish was born, along with inevitable variations. This classic recipe makes a simple garlic, white wine and butter sauce that goes […]
Perfect for the remaining month or two of this bi-polar spring weather (which I am pretty sure is making any manic actually feel sane). My Monday feelings in Irish terminology: "I’m wrecked and could use a shoulder of whiskey in my coffee."To be honest, if I were in Ireland […]
Soul Food Smothered Pork Chops: It’s been said that all soul food is Southern food, but not all Southern food is soul food (Bob Jeffries, 1969). Both use the same ingredients in their cooking, and recipes for common dishes are very similar. The differences between the two cuisines are […]
Easy to make homemade dough is perfect for pizza night. Let everyone top their own for a made-to-order dinner everyone will love.
Here is a way to salvage that dense loaf of sourdough you made. We’ve all had our failures making sourdough that just was too dense to eat. Here is a way to use that dense loaf whether for appetizers or as a cracker for soup, these turn out great so […]
Coq au vin is a French dish of chicken braised with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic. A red Burgundy wine is typically used, though many regions of France make variants using local wines, such as coq au vin jaune, coq au Riesling, coq au pourpre or coq au violet, […]
Chicken Shawarma is a popular gourmet sandwich that you can get at Middle Eastern restaurants. Marinated chicken chunks are mounted on a large rotating skewer and then roasted slowly to perfection against a gas burning grill. Due to the unavailability of such industrial roasters at homes, Chicken Shawarma has typically […]
This yogurt dip is incredibly versatile—serve it with toasted pita wedges as an appetizer, or pair it with grilled lamb, chicken, fish or vegetables.
Dipping a crispy toast finger (the French call it a mouillette) in a soft egg yolk has to be one of life’s great pleasures. “When I was a kid, I loved it,” says Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Evidently, he’s still fond of it because he has created an adult version that’s elegant […]
This is a wonderful dish that is popular in many regions of Greece, especially during the Summer months when tomato season is in full swing and there’s so many tomatoes in sight, one doesn’t know what to do with them.
Skordalia is a beautiful Greek-style garlic dip that has a thick base of either day-old bread or mashed potatoes. This easy skordalia recipe is made of mashed potatoes and flavored with garlic, crushed almonds, and lemon juice. Extra virgin olive oil is the way to whip it all together […]
Easy baked and healthy chicken with pesto and tomatoes.
This beautiful tri-color challah bread will truly inspire bakers! This is my favorite way to modify the traditional challah bread recipe. It’s tasty, easy to make, and love.
The scotch egg needs no introduction – their English origins (they were created by Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly in 1738), metropolitan modishness, and comedy potential having already been thoroughly chewed over, digested, and the crumbs left out for the wasps on these pages. It’s got to the point […]
Good brisket is often called the Holy Grail of barbecue—an apt description, given how rarely you find good smoked brisket in the wild. I’ve tasted barbecued brisket all over the country, and, while you can certainly find some that’s truly transcendent, the vast majority of the time, it’s a dry, […]
Welsh Rarebit is a delicious blend of savory ingredients: sharp cheddar, egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, whole grain mustard, and beer, piled onto slabs of toasted bread and broiled into a bubbly cheese sauce. A jammy sweet broiled tomato tops them off, a slight break from tradition that makes these cheese […]
This is one of my favorite ways to eat pork. Pork chops are crusted in pecans and breadcrumbs, then topped with delicious homemade pumpkin butter. (You can always use store-bought pumpkin butter if you can find it but homemade is always better).
This is delicious bread. You can toast it for breakfast, make grilled cheese sandwiches or even shape slices into hors d'oeuvres, top with a little sauce and toast under the broiler. This is one of my favorite bread recipes!
Let's be honest….making sourdough is a nightmare! It’s a really long, laborious process and after all that time, love and effort you are more often than not rewarded with a dense, heavy, gummy loaf that is only barely edible as toast!You may be one of the lucky or gifted few […]
This version of "Eggs Benedict" the eggs are separated and there are lots of versions based on history, taste and style. In our recipe, we favor the version we got at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiberon, Steve, the owner told me how they do it. so well. The secret is […]
Crisp, feathery light, and with a delightful, mild tang, these waffles evoke memories of Gold Rush days in California, when sourdough pancakes, biscuits, and bread were served to miners morning, noon, and night. This recipe also makes great pancakes.
This Cioppino recipe is undeniably a San Francisco original, made famous in the 1850s by Genoese immigrant Giuseppe Bazzuro at his eponymous restaurant. Derived from the traditional ciuppin—which means “little soup” in the Genoese dialect—the dish was originally a puree of cooked vegetables and leftover fish scraps. Over the years, […]
They are called “drowned eggs” because they are prepared with plenty of broth (caldillo) and / or sauce. The first time I heard someone say huevos ahogados I was just a little girl in my great grandmother’s house, trying to figure out why they were talking about eggs that had […]
This bread, with its mellow tang, is perfect for those who like their sourdough bread noticeably sour, but not mouth-puckeringly so. For extra-sour flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon sour salt (citric acid).
Easy dish to make
Gazpacho, the granddaddy of all uncooked soups, has several things in common with a smoothie. It’s a cold, thick liquid containing ripe, juicy produce. You make it in a blender. It’s refreshing on a hot summer day.