It is officially Autumn! Do you hear that, Mother Nature?! We are heading back up to 100 degrees by the weekend? Could you please turn down the thermostat a bit? Just a little bit. Please, Ma'am. If it isn't too much trouble. I am trusting her to hear my plea and am going through the archives for… Continue reading Sopa de Pollo Borracho (Drunken Chicken Soup)
New Orleans classic Red Beans and Rice recipe with three different cooking methods: stove top, pressure cooker and slow cooker. Great for Mardi Gras.
This quick and simple recipe is one of Chef Michael's (aka Baby Brother) delicious creations. But, I was actually the first to make it and photograph it and blog about it, so I want some of the credit. In between his (April) and his wife's (June)birthdays I sent them a little care package with a jar of Homemade Lemon Marmalade,… Continue reading Lemon Marmalade Glazed Chicken with Tomato Cilantro Coulis
The kitchen drama still continues for me, but luckily my baby brother, Chef Michael, came to my blogging rescue with a new recipe he and wife Mel created: Chicken, Sun Dried Tomato and Vegetable Lasagna. The restaurant he was working at closed recently. But as part of his "severance" he ended up with a lot of… Continue reading Chicken, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Vegetable Lasagna
I suppose there are some places that are actually cold in November, unlike the 90 degrees predicted for the next few days here in Southern California. If it happens to be chilly where you are and you are in the mood for some soup may I suggest some Sopa de Pollo Borracho? English translation - Drunken Chicken Soup.… Continue reading Sopa de Pollo Borracho (Drunken Chicken Soup)
A few years ago, my brother and I were discussing Feta cheese. I don't really remember how the subject came up, but he said "I use it in a cream sauce that goes great with Salmon Cakes." My brain only registered the words, "Salmon Cakes". I demanded politely asked if he would please be so kind… Continue reading Salmon Cakes
Just like the girl in Louis Armstrong's song, I will treat you mighty fine if you bring me some cheesecake. However, I have never summoned the courage to make one myself until yesterday. For my Christmas present, my little brother, Chef Michael, tagged me in a photo on Facebook of his handwritten recipe for Peppermint Bark Cheesecake. It… Continue reading Peppermint Bark Cheesecake
My brother and I disagree on many subjects. Beets are one of them. I remember him eating them straight out of the jar in the refrigerator as a child, fingers and face stained red. I was a nice big sister and left them for him to eat. Recently, he sent me his recipe for Andalusian Beet Gazpacho in response to… Continue reading Andalusian Beet Gazpacho