WEEKEND COOKING

With the Lunar New Year coming soon, I thought it might be fun to do some Chinese Food. “The cool thing is that now that people have made this evolution where cooking is cool, people are doing it on weekends, they’re doing their own challenges. It’s back to cooking. And it’s real cooking.” — Emeril Lagasse  The…

Brisket Two Ways

“The only time to eat diet food is while your waiting for the steak to cook.” Julia Child Hi there, A few weeks ago I made a brisket in the slow cooker. Slow cooking is a favorite way for me to prepare foods. I use my cooker all the time for all kinds of projects….

WEEKEND COOKING

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not all all. Julia Child Hi there, I got to thinking about Valentine’s Day this week and that has prompted me to share with you these three recipes that would be delicious and fun to make for Valentine’s Day or any day for…

Leftovers, anything but leftover

“What I learned being a young child was respect for food. Don’t throw anything away.” Lidia Bastianich Hi there, The other night for a vegetable side for dinner I made sautéed mushrooms and spinach. Well, as is fairly typical (because I still haven’t learned the art of cooking for two), I ended up with quite…

WEEKEND COOKING

The only stumbling block is a fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude. Julia Child The weekend is a good time to try something new and follow Julia’s advise and have a what-the-hell attitude. Lentil Ragu The first recipe that caught my eye since last Thursday is Lentil Ragu which…

Not Julia’s, Not Ina’s, just Bernadette’s Roasted Chicken

“You can always judge the quality of a cook or a restaurant by roast chicken.” Julia Child Hi there, Today I am going to share with you my version of roasted chicken. I proceeded with this recipe investigation like Goldilocks. I tried Julia Child’s recipe and found chopping and cooking the vegetables along with the…

WEEKEND COOKING

People Who Love To Eat Are Always the Best People. Julia Child The weekend gives us more time to fool around and experiment with different flavors, techniques and recipes that we may have been curious about but haven’t had time to try. I hope to make this a regular Thursday post with recipes that have…

Another BOGO Recipe

Hi there, Today I am going to share with you two recipes using fig preserves. A few years ago, my husband planted two fig trees. (We live in New Jersey, so you can see I married an optimist). Well, to my delight, the trees produced an abundance of figs. Like any other fresh fruit, the…

2021

May the joy in this video bring hope into your hearts for the end of sadness and the confusion of 2020 and the birth of happiness and a clear direction to end all the ills of the previous year. Wishing you all a truly happy new year, Bernadette Xxx