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FRENCH LEMON TART

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This traditional dough recipe for French tart is not difficult to make.  You must use a stand-mixer.  A hand-held mixer is not heavy enough to mix the dough.  The buttery dough makes a  delicate,crisp cookie-like crust.   The recipe makes enough … Continue reading

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BOLOGNESE SAUCE

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BOLOGNESE SAUCE The secret ingredient professional chefs use when cooking meat dishes is the addition of Hoisen sauce.   Any beef dish (stew, casserole) will benefit from just adding a tablespoon or so of Hoisen sauce.  For a Bolognese sauce with … Continue reading

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A SPECTACULAR ONE DISH CREATION . . . BASQUE CHICKEN WITH CHORIZO

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Take some brilliant red peppers, add a red onion, toss in tomatoes and garlic and create alchemy with chicken and chorizo.  The combination is rich and welcoming and fills your kitchen the most delicious aroma.   This spectacular recipe is one … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE THE APPLE SEASON WITH A RUSTIC FRENCH APPLE TART

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It’s not always easy to find the right apple for cooking.     For pie you need an apple that will hold it’s shape, such as Cortland, Red Spry, Golden Delicious and Empire.  You can use all of one kind, but in … Continue reading

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OLD FASHIONED FLAPPER PIE (Custard pie)

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It is really quite wonderful how simply nursery food, like custard, can be transformed into the most delicious of desserts – FLAPPER PIE.  This recipe is my mother-in-law’s recipe and has been the favorite dessert served at hundreds of suppers.    … Continue reading

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BODACIOUS BLUEBERRY BRAN MUFFINS

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There is several reasons to call this a bodacious bran muffin.   Most bran muffins taste like crushed cardboard .  Then along comes these bodacious bran muffins filled with yogurt and so  bursting with beguiling blueberries  one can’t believe they are … Continue reading

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FOUR APPLE CAKE

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Don’t you just love a cake you can whip up at a moments notice.  A cake that comes out of the oven and is ready to serve almost immediately.   One that is  a doodle to make.  And a cake that … Continue reading

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EASY PEASY CHOCOLATE CAKE

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  This is such an easy chocolate cake to make it will become your stand-by cake.  It is extremely moist and has a rich texture.  You require nothing but a balloon whisk, two good sized mixing bowls and either two … Continue reading

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MEATLOAF … the classic comfort food

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  Of all the reassuring comfort food  there is nothing better than a perfectly executed, divinely crusty- brown meatloaf.     Severed with a generous pitcher of rich gravy  and mounds of creamy mashed potatoes it takes comfort food to dazzling new … Continue reading

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DREAM BARS … ” rich, luscious topping on a shortbread-type base”

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When I’m cooking or baking I think of my blog readers.  Is this something Patricia in Quebec would enjoy?   Is Ping in Thailand still making my apple tart? This recipe is good for Jill.  She cooks for one.  Dellis … Continue reading

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