Ham, Egg, and Swiss Cheese Baked Bread Boats

Meals don’t get a whole lot easier than the one I’m going to share with you today. They don’t come much tastier than this either. Goodness knows we all need something fast and fabulous from time to time. Mercifully, it’s a quick and easy meal that E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E. in my house likes. That makes it another [Read On]

Homemade Ghee: How and Why You Should Make It, and What It Is

Today, I’m sharing a tutorial with you on how to make one of my favourite all-purpose ingredients: Ghee. Some of you are nodding happily and some of you are saying “jee? gee? whuh?” The simplest explanation of what it is could be summed up as “Heaven in a jar”. What is Ghee? Ghee, pronounced “gee” [Read On]

Baked Ricotta {Fast and Fabulous Appetizer}

When I was a little girl, I used to equate finger foods and appetizers with a fanciness I hoped to attain one day. My pinky and nose were distinctly raised in the air when I ate them and I felt like a princess. Where I got that, I have NO idea, but kids seldom make [Read On]

Farmers’ Market Tomato Sauce and Poached Eggs (Shakshuka) | Make Ahead Mondays

I had the pleasure and privilege of being invited to do a cooking demonstration at the Alfred Farmer’s Market yesterday. It being August in New York, I knew the market would likely provide all of the ingredients needed to make one of my all-time favourite fast, fresh, fabulous meals: Shakshuka. Shakshuka -a one dish wonderful [Read On]

Roasted Garlic Whipped Feta | Make Ahead Mondays

Can we have a heart to heart for a moment? I love foods that stink: garlic, feta cheese, olives, braunschweiger, pungent and runny French cheese, onions, and much, much more. And what’s more, I have loved this stanky stuff for as long as I can remember. Once -when I was a teenager- my mom stopped [Read On]

Clouted Cream a.k.a. Devon or Clotted Cream | Downton Grub Files

This is the second installment of the Downton Grub Files (the first can be seen here) wherein I share a Downton Abbey worthy recipe so we can all have appropriate snacks to sustain us whilst we alternately cheer and shake our fists at our television screens at 9pmEST each Sunday. This week’s question: Who is [Read On]

Kielbasa, Apple and Onion Stir-fry with Mini Puff Pancakes

This is a good time of year to be an apple lover in Western New York. While it wasn’t the best year ever for apples due to a late frost and weird weather, apples are still just about everywhere and I call that a very good thing. Roadside stands, farmers’ markets, and even grocery stores [Read On]

Whole Cherry Clafoutis (Cherry Custard Tart) | Classic French Dessert

Plrb. That’s the genteel version of ptooey. Which is what you’re inevitably going to have to do if you eat a clafoutis whilst in France. This brings me, rather quickly, to two very important points. Clafoutis -for the benefit of those who haven’t yet had it- is seriously good stuff. It’s a warm or room [Read On]