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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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PANETTONE…CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST BREAD

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I have been making this Panettone recipe every Christmas for more than thirty years.  Our son would not consider it Christmas unless this gorgeous bread appeared on the breakfast table December 25th. Panettone is an Italian sweet bread that originated … Continue reading

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE BROWNIES WITH SEA SALT

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A double Chocolate Truffle Brownie is a creation so rich in chocolate, butter and cream that one taste gives you shivers of delight.  You melt the butter and chocolate and carefully stir it into the richest, darkest bowl of delight.  … Continue reading

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CAESAR SALAD … Passionate Pizza style

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GARLICKY CAESAR SALAD  –  6 servings 1/4 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise 3 tablespoons freshly grated pecorino, parmesan, or grano cheese , plus thin shavings of cheese for serving (optional) 2-3 anchovy fillets drained plus more fillets for serving (optional)  or two … Continue reading

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THE BEST COMFORT FOOD … PENNE WITH BACON AND TOMATOE SAUCE

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This really is comfort food at it’s very best.     It’s easy to make.   One generally has all the ingredients in the kitchen.    You combine the simple flavours of a great tomato sauce with irresistible bacon.    You can use … Continue reading

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DUPLICATE BRIDGE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

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The secret to good cookie  making is to always cream your butter and sugar really well.  At least five or preferably ten minutes.  Then beat in the eggs thoroughly one at a time.  Stir in the flour briefly  – just … Continue reading

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RED CURRY CHICKEN SOUP WITH LENTILS AND TURMERIC

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  In my  large repertoire of soups there are several that I return to time and again.   Heading the list is this sublime, exotic tasting soup.  It is not complicated to prepare but has such outstanding addictive flavours and … Continue reading

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GORGEOUSLY RICH SILKY SMOOTH CHICKEN LIVER PATE

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There is nothing more divine than a perfectly executed pâté.   It is heaven on a plate.   You can make a lunch out of it.  Serve it before dinner.  I have even been known to spread this buttery rich … Continue reading

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