WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – Let’s hear it for the girls

“You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?” Nigella Lawson Hi there, March is Women’s History Month. So for the next four weeks and I am going to write about a woman chef who you may not be familiar with. Today I…

MEATLOAF – So many versions, so little time

“To have a basic ingredient that can be prepared a million different ways is a beautiful thing.” Alice Waters Hi there, The recipe I am going to share today is for meatloaf. It seems from my research that we humans have been eating meatloaf for a very long time. There are competing histories, including the…

Scrippelle ‘mbusse(Crepes for Shrove Tuesday)

“A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.” Abraham Maslow Hi there, I hope you won’t be bored with another soup type recipe. This recipe comes from the Abruze Region of Italy where surprisingly it gets cold in the winter. There is a very charming story about how this soup came about. Tradition…

WEEKEND COOKING

If a recipe has the word PIZZA in it, it is absolutely guaranteed that I will read it. I think pizza is an aphrodisiac. What follows are three recipes that caught my eye this week that had the word pizza in the title. “You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry…

PASTA E CECI ALLA ROMANO

“Everything you see I owe to pasta.” SOPHIA LOREN Hi there, Last week we had a winter storm that dumped a lot of snow over the course of two days. On “snow days” my thoughts always run to a nice warm homemade pot of soup. I started to go through my pantry to get inspired…

WEEKEND COOKING

With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to share with you three easy and delicious finger food recipes. “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” Paul Prodhomme Football season is snack season, and finger food is the name of the game. Why not take advantage of this…

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…

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…