Last Friday it was 70 degrees. On Saturday it snowed. The snow was all melted by Tuesday. It was about 60 degrees yesterday (January 15th). Wind chill right now is about 20 and it is supposed to snow/sleet/gross tomorrow. But, I think winter might be here to stay this time. I’m not sure. Regardless, make… Continue reading Winter is coming?
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