A while ago, Bob & I were contacted by Taste of Home to review their “Cooking School Cookbook” and immediately we said yes. Taste of Home is one of the premier cookbook companies so how could we say no?! One of the recipes that first caught my eye was the Cherry Pie recipe – I’ve never cooked a pie from scratch before and each summer we have pounds upon pounds of fresh tart cherries. With my schedule finally freeing up and having a free evening, I dove into the kitchen to make this pie. Let’s get to the recipe! Continue reading
Posted in Dessert, Easy, Fruit, How To, Pie
Tagged cherry, cookbook, cooking, dessert, easy, fresh, home, homemade, of, pie, school, taste
Here is the second recipe from Week 12 of the Julia Child JC100 celebration. We both agreed these provencal tomatoes were up there with the Asparagus and Hollandaise as the favourite recipe of the week. However, we think these bad boys would best be served as a breakfast food – topped with an egg and some hollandaise sauce (as Bob tested out shortly after making them)! Let’s get to the recipe so you can use some fresh garden tomatoes before the summer is over.
Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, JC100, Vegetable
Tagged child, cooking, easy, french, fresh, healthy, julia, provencal, tomato, tomatoes
It is now week 3 of the 100 year celebration of Julia Child and they’ve hit us with a doozy! Well not really, but this one did certainly take more time than the Omelette Roulee of week 1 which was in and out of my HOT pan in a minute and a half! (That’s my kind of recipe). This week I was faced with Coq au Vin, which is essentially “Chicken in Wine”. I knew this would be more challenging for me, not because it was difficult to prepare, but because I don’t like following recipes, but I stuck it through and it was a success!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, JC100, Potato
Tagged 100, art, au, birthday, celebration, Chicken, child, chive, cooking, coq, french, in, julia, mashed, mastering, of, onion, Potato, ragout, red, the, to cook, vin, way, week 3, wine
Last week, Carlene and I got an email asking whether we would be interested in celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday by joining many other foodies in cooking a Julia Child recipe each week! Always interested in trying new recipes, especially those from a culinary icon like Julia Child, we opted in! Every Monday over the next 100 days leading up to Julia Child’s birthday, we will be receiving a a recipe and the option to cook and blog it. Check out the Facebook page (and several other social media channels) to learn more about this awesome celebration and discover what recipes they post every Thursday.
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Egg, JC100, Vegetable
Tagged 100, art, Asparagus, birthday, cheese, child, cooking, egg, french, jc, jc100, julia, omelette, parmesan, quick, rolled, roulee, stuffed
It may seem strange that as a food blogger, I have hard boiled an egg only once in my life. But as I felt the need to make an egg salad sandwich, my hard boiling experience was about to double! Of course I took this opportunity to make a helpful post about hard boiling an egg. Don’t worry it’s easy.
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Egg, Healthy, Just for Fun
Tagged boil, boiled, cook, cooking, egg, egg salad, Eggs, hard, how, how-to, lesson, to, tutorial
After watching Hell’s Kitchen for the first time years ago and hearing Chef Ramsay yell several profanities about a contestant’s Risotto, I knew one day I would find myself trying to cook up some Risotto while envisioning the one and only Gordon Ramsay screaming at me! Oh what an honour that would be! So FINALLY, several years later I discovered a box of Arborio rice in my pantry and knew that my time had come…
Posted in Rice, Vegetable
Tagged Adventure, Arborio, blog, chef, cooking, eggplant, food, Gordon, Hell’s, Kitchen, Ramsay, Risotto
Crepes are one of my favorite breakfast fancy foods. For the most part, it’s an easy recipe to make and the toppings can easily be changed around to alter the look and taste of the crepes. For this recipe, I use our family’s oldest (yet, probably the best) cookbook: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. To give you a sense of old this gem really is, my dad got it from my grandma as a bachelor/moving away from home present. Yeah, we’re talking dinosaurs years here people .
Posted in breakfast, Dessert
Tagged banana, breakfast, chocolate, cooking, cream, crepe, crepes, easy, food, french, strawberry, whipped