Easter is but a mere month away, and inspired by last year’s Sweet Potato Au Gratin recipe, I continue to think that sweet potatoes are a MUST to serve alongside a ham or lamb roast for Easter.
Holy heavens, you CAN’T believe how good these are! Twice baked sweet potatoes is a play on the traditional sweet potato casserole my family demands every year at Thanksgiving. I call it “Good as Dessert Sweet Potatoes” because it can easily be eaten as dessert. I would never in a million years NOT make these… Continue reading Twice or Thrice Baked Sweet Potatoes
As I was making my Butternut Squash Bisque with Sage Cream the other day, I was extremely frustrated to find that my hometown does not carry Creme Fraiche. I shouldn’t be surprised. We like to chase greased pigs in these parts. Not really. Oklahoma City actually has a really good selection of gourmet food… Continue reading When You Can’t Find Creme Fraiche…Make it Yourself!
Risotto. An Italian rice dish. But that sounds so ordinary. And Risotto is extraordinary. And to call it just “rice” is technically inaccurate. For in order to be called Risotto, a short-grained, round, high-starch rice is used. The most common of these is Arborio Rice. Arborio Rice is easier to find these days due to the… Continue reading Bacon & Cremini Mushroom Risotto
Last weekend we helped host a monthly get together called Dinner’s For 12. This is a supper club of sorts, and we’ll be traveling each month to a new home and having a new theme. Melisa and I do the entree, and everyone brings a side dish to go along with the theme. Our first… Continue reading How to Roast Butternut Squash
Remember my newly harvested Black Krim heirlooms? This is the best recipe for eating them. Ready? Are you sure? Okay, here we go… Step #1 – slice them up. Step #2 -salt and pepper them. Step #3 – if needed, drizzle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Okay, okay, a little fresh basil shredded… Continue reading The Best Recipe for Black Krim Heirloom Tomatoes
What to make when you want a low maintenance side dish with a little flair? Oven Potatoes! You can stick them in the oven and forget about them. Well, please set a timer or else they’ll burn, but you know what I mean! These are a great compliment to nice grilled steak or chicken. Get… Continue reading Oven Potatoes – Quick and Easy!