Are you following us on Facebook? You are missing out if you aren't. The other day I asked for people's best Vegetarian / Meatless / Lenten meals and I got some delicious responses. Too bad you missed them. Just kidding. Of course I am going to share them with you here too. My college roomie… Continue reading Meatless Main Courses
Risotto is one of those wonderful dishes that traditionally are a bit laborious to make but is worth it in the end. And everyone has an alternative method "guaranteed" to be easier and just as creamy. I have already blogged about two ways of making Risotto: the traditional way of making it on the stove:… Continue reading The Creamiest and Easiest Risotto
An easy one dish meal that can be adjusted to your family's tastes and cooks in about 30 minutes? Oh! count me in! I know I just posted Shrimp Creole last week, but as I mentioned in that post, we have loved Lousiana cuisine for a long time in my family. And even though the… Continue reading Jambalaya
In 1999, my parents hosted a family reunion for the Lalanne and Vineys families. It was a bit bigger than our usual 4th of July party. And everyone had a blast getting to know each other. Some cousins hadn't seen each other in decades, and to watch them scamper after each other you'd have thought they were… Continue reading Cold Rice Salad
Another year, another missed Gilroy Garlic Festival. Some year maybe M won't have summer school. But, if any of his campuses are offering him a class to teach at any time, he'll take it! If you have never been to the Garlic Festival, put it on your Gotta Go list. Great music, fun arts/crafts sale, and INCREDIBLY… Continue reading Garlic Garlic Everywhere!
It is officially summer here in California as of 10:04 p.m. tonight! To me summer means grill time. Here's a list of 21 great side dishes to go along with whatever you are grilling up. Salads Caesar Salad Claremont Salad Cold Celery Salad Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad Lime Gelatin with Pineapple and Cheddar Cheese Melon Pineapple Fruit… Continue reading Summer Side Dishes
Until recently I have never made risotto. Heck, I'd never even tried it. Not because I didn't think I'd like it, I'd just never had the opportunity or inclination. Then I got a free copy of Cook's Country magazine and saw a recipe for Creamy Baked Risotto. I've watched Emeril Lagasse and Gabriele Corcos (from… Continue reading Two Methods for Risotto
And they'll be saying, "Who's got it better than us? NOBODY!" I have waited 18 years for this, as have the rest of the 49er Faithful. Oh, and I suppose Ravens fans are pretty excited too. But, for the rest of the world that doesn't care who wins or loses, this coming Sunday is about… Continue reading And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight – Super Bowl Party