I love this! So cute! I’m busy “treating” with my boys today, but tomorrow I’ll be back, and serving up some fresh-out-of-the-oven Bittersweet Chocolate Coconut Bread! So get ready to bake!
My cooking is all about the combination of true comfort foods and farm-fresh ingredients. I love slow cooking: spending time in the kitchen with the food, learning about each ingredient, getting to the essence of flavor to make it shine. (And incidentally, helping my whole house to smell good for hours on end.) I call […]
The sweet: Port Wine Mascarpone Pear Tart Want to feel like a fancy and talented pastry chef? Excellent. Read on! Brûléed Port Wine Poached Pears are brilliant in both sweet and savory courses! I’m presenting ideas for an appetizer and a dessert — and the pears are the star of each one! First, let’s make […]
Poach at least one pear during the fall season! Do it! In my cozy world of fall, comfort foods, poached pears are right up there with roasted squash, creamy soups and braised stews! What I love about this recipe — other than the obvious deliciousness — is that these poached pears are not only divine on […]
How pretty is this? I know! And it’s delicious! Now picture, if you will, that Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs are resting right on top. Can you imagine how good the sauce from the ribs would be, seeping into the tiny crevices of these thinly sliced potatoes? Pommes Anna, or Anna Potatoes, is a classic French […]
I have a little secret for you. Are you on the edge of your seat? Well, I wish I could tell you it’s a juicy secret. Remember my husband’s birthday party last weekend? The “featured” dessert was a plate of Spicy Mayan Chocolate Truffles to go with the Mexican Food Fest theme. They were delicious, interesting, […]