Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Arroz Gratinado

I was going to make quesadillas for this week’s meatless recipe, but after eating Boeuf Bourguignon for dinner Friday night and Provencal Roast Chicken (yes, you get a recipe for that this week!) on Saturday, that for Sunday, I absolutely did not want anything fried. Sure, sure, you -could- make quesadillas by baking them, but […]

In Honor Of Julia: Boeuf Bourguignon

You know, I had forgotten how good French food is. This is because once I got out of culinary school, I can count on one hand how many times I have made French dishes. Oh, yes, I use French technique every day that I enter the kitchen, either at home or in a restaurant, but […]

Julie & Julia Gets People Into the Bookstores…And The Kitchen

Sometimes, I am just all late and wrong. Last night is the first time my girls and I (my daughter Morganna, the 19 year old line cook, and her best friend Brittney, the 18 year old line cook) could get together and get away to see Nora Ephron’s film, Julie & Julia. Which means, since […]

Meatless Monday: Three Sisters Succotash

Succotash is one of those dishes that sounds like a joke. You know, like when Sylvester says, “Thsufferin’ thsuccotasth.” It just doesn’t sound like anything that anyone would really eat. But yes, people do eat it and it is very good. But where did it get that outlandish name? It isn’t outlandish at all–I mean […]

How Many Berries Can You Stuff Into A Batch Of Muffins?

It’s like the Zen question–”What is the sound of one hand clapping?” How many berries can you cram into a batch of muffins before they turn into either a gloppy mess or they fall apart entirely? I ask these questions, not only because I they are interesting exercises in kitchen science, but because I really […]

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