After eating this soup in South Africa, I knew I had to recreate it in my own kitchen. White Sweet Potatoes are much starchier than orange ones and they are very sweet. This is a quick and easy recipe that will leave everyone asking for more. Prep time: 20 minutes
There are basically three different methods to prepare meringue: French, Swiss and Italian. Up until last week, I had been making French Meringues as beautifully explained by Jacques Pepin in his book La Technique. I ‘ve been making meringue kisses, meringue mushrooms and meringue baskets (vacherins) using this method […]
This recipe is so easy and yet looks so elegant! You can serve it two different ways: 1. Layer the potatoes and apples directly into a greased oven to table baking dish and cut slices directly from this dish or 2. Line the baking dish with parchment and layer the […]
This Smashed Potato and Vegetable recipe came about because for a long period of time, my Mother insisted she was allergic to all vegetables except for red and white ones. I took it as a personal challenge to create recipes that she could eat. This one is all white. It […]
Portabello mushrooms give the gravy its wonderful color so I use more of those than the other mushrooms. Rather than do the annoying job of stripping the thyme branches of their leaves, tie them in a bunch with butcher twine and place the whole bunch in the gravy mixture. Most […]
This Summertime hors d’oeuvre couldn’t be more simple. You can use any type of toothpick or skewer you like. Mozzarella and Tomatoes are always perfect together. Add blueberries for the Fourth of July or just because they’re delicious! Chilled Rosé or white wine make it a real celebration!
One of my parents’ favorite restaurants was La Grenouille in NYC. They were always greeted warmly at the door and given their favorite table in the front of the restaurant. They had a perfect view of the magnificent flowers that Madame Masson always had there. On special occasions, my brother […]
My Mother made chremsels for Passover every year that I can remember. When my husband and I started taking our family away for Passover, she used to freeze a few for me to eat when we got back. My Mother hates to cook; but for some reason, this was a […]
No more fighting for the crispy piece! Everyone gets it. These individual kugels are quick to make and easy to serve. Prep time: 15 minutes Hint: Make these in mini muffin pans and you get tons of bite size hors d’oeuvres!
Fried goat cheese is one of life’s special pleasures. Dip it in nuts or in crumbs and quickly fry in oil. It’s crunchy, creamy and delicious. You can add the fried medallions to salads, soups or just eat them with crackers,sliced apples or pears. Prep time: 10 minutes