Hello Friends, It is a busy and exciting time around here. I have my first book signing in a few days and two more in early December. It is fun planning the menus and I can’t wait to talk to everyone about food! We are now through the first full week of November. I don’t… Continue reading Pear Tarts … not everyone likes pie!
It’s no secret that I love comfort food. A few weeks ago I made another batch of cassoulet. Even though I make a “quick” version of cassoulet, I was feeling extra lazy the last time I made it. I skipped starting with bacon lardons and just used some duck fat I had in my fridge.… Continue reading Cassoulet Soup
Risotto is one of my nemesis foods. I have made it and it was fine but it was never as good as risottos (or is it risotti?) I have had out. I don’t know why. Maybe if I tried again it would be fine but… it’s annoying. I don’t want to stand over a pot… Continue reading Easy Oven-Baked Risotto
Cassoulet is a warm and comforting French dish that is packed with protein; a variety of meats served on top of a delicious concoction of white beans. The first time I ever had it was at my favorite restaurant in St. Louis, Brasserie. I don’t know what made me order it because I’m not a… Continue reading Cassoulet: Comfort Food Nirvana
Have you seen the movie Splash? Do you remember Eugene Levy’s character, Dr. Kornbluth? He had a little catchphrase, “What a week I’m having!” That is how I have been feeling. Nothing is wrong, everything is just a little off… We came home from a great vacation then the very next day I got sick.… Continue reading Loaded Potato Soup: The Soup Month Finale