Ah gnocchi. When gnocchi is made right they are like light and airy pillows; when made wrong like heavy and dense globs of potato. They are one of Cheryl’s favorite foods and always in the running if we’re at an Italian restaurant and gnocchi is on the menu. Gnocchi are made with the simplest ingredients,Continue reading “Homemade Gnocchi – It’s Taken a While but I Finally Did It”
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Palette de Porc a la Biere (ou en anglais Beer Braised Pork Shoulder with a Dijon Mustard Sauce)
Over the weekend Cheryl requested something new and untried for Sunday dinner and said she’d pick from the cookbook shelf. The winning recipe of the ones she chose: Bourdain’s Palette de Porc a la Biere; a.k.a beer braised pork shoulder with mustard sauce.
Linguine with Clam Sauce
For the longest time I had huge problems trying to make linguine with clam sauce like my mom’s. Try as I might I could never get it as thick as hers. I tried everything too, more butter, less liquid, more clams, nothing ever seemed to work. I had pretty much given up hope I’d everContinue reading “Linguine with Clam Sauce”
Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli – A Refreshingly Light Sunday Dinner
After New Year’s and the end of carb-overload season I’m always looking to create some lighter yet fulfilling meals and I think pastas are a great blank canvas for this. It had been a while since I made ravioli so I decided we’d have some for Sunday dinner. The only major question was, what kindContinue reading “Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli – A Refreshingly Light Sunday Dinner”
A Christmas Cookie Favorite – Peanut Butter Kisses
Often times on this blog I’m putting up things which are either my favorites or somehow related to my own family’s traditions. Well there’s another member of my family who sometimes gets overlooked in the foods we eat; my wife Cheryl. Her favorite Christmas cookie which reminds her of her family are Peanut Butter Kisses,Continue reading “A Christmas Cookie Favorite – Peanut Butter Kisses”
Creamed Onions, or if you want to be fancy, Blanquette d’Oignon!
So last week was Thanksgiving here in the USA and every year there are always new recipes intending to “update” or “modernize” old classics. That’s all fine and well but after last week’s dinner it has occurred to me most people really like the old school dishes which they grew up with and nothing willContinue reading “Creamed Onions, or if you want to be fancy, Blanquette d’Oignon!”
Curried Apple Fritters – Fall Flavors
We’re all moved in and the kitchen has been unpacked so I’m back! We’ve changed seasons since we closed on our new home at the beginning of September and I couldn’t be more happy about it. I love fall. One of the reasons I love it so much is apples. Nothing says fall to meContinue reading “Curried Apple Fritters – Fall Flavors”
Homemade Peach Pie
You can tell we’re really getting into summer by the types of fresh fruits and vegetables now filling the produce aisles in abundance. Cherries, green beans, and the newcomer of the past couple weeks, peaches. Time to make one of my favorite summertime desserts: Peach Pie! I’ve been discovering many people are secret peach pieContinue reading “Homemade Peach Pie”
Awesome Summer Dessert – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
A little more than a week ago Artizone, an online artisanal food shopping and delivery service here in Chicago (and Dallas) hosted a quiz on Twitter where you could win a small bag of food from them, sourced from local shops like Gepperth’s Meat Market and Green Grocer Chicago. It wasn’t a very difficult quizContinue reading “Awesome Summer Dessert – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!”
Mixed Berry Custard Tart – Simple Ratios
On Mother’s Day we went over to our friends Erik and Jen’s for some grilling. It was a beautiful, sunny day in Chicago and we offered to bring some dessert. No idea why since I’m not much of a baker. Well not much of cake baker at least. If I had to rank my dessertContinue reading “Mixed Berry Custard Tart – Simple Ratios”