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…

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…

“WEEDS”

Hi there, Mario Batali has a classic recipe called weeds. I think that it is called weeds because the sauce is best served over fusilli and that shape apparently is reminiscent of weeds in Italy. If you like Bolognese Sauce but don’t like all the stirring this is the sauce for you. I have lightened…

OLIVE ALL’ ASCOLANA (FRIED STUFFED OLIVES)

Hi there, Today I am sharing with you a recipe that came to me from my daughter-in-law, Hillary and my friend, Dianne. It has been a Christmas Tradition for several years to make these fried olives from the Marche region of Italy. The original recipe, albeit very delicious, is very heavy. I am sharing with…

NEW CLASSIC GINGERBREAD HOUSE

How adorable is this? The directions for it can be found at https://www.epicurious.com/holidays-events/gingerbread-house-photos-article?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=epi&utm_mailing=EPI_CTN_121820&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5be9cd8d3f92a40469df4487&cndid=30753145&hasha=1447f9c90435330b7f3dc29d00a384ad&hashb=0d912b59993a9d6ee8453c9661829063af75af24&hashc=b75d5bcd989ff97a442517c2de44e930937c35b262ba5b2c3ed98cebc32b84ca&esrc=EPI-Beekman%20Promo&utm_content=Final&utm_term=EPI_CTN If anyone makes this, please post a picture. Happy Saturday, Bernadette Xxx