Plenty of Poppers

Plenty of Poppers

I haven’t blogged in a week. Sorry, but my fingers needed a vacation. And Suzi and I did vacation to the hilt. We entertained or were entertained four nights. Even when being entertained, we still brought bread or dessert or drinks or all of the above. We biked on the...
The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread from The Goodness of Garlic

The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread from The Goodness of Garlic

I suppose many of us could say we were deprived as children. Thing is, I was. I really was. My mother was deathly allergic to garlic. One taste of garlic and the results were not pretty, but they were immediate, chunky and urgent. So, in grade school, every other week...
Goat Cheese and Green Vegetable Napoleon

Goat Cheese and Green Vegetable Napoleon

You may have heard of Ladurée, the French patisserie shop that defined modern macaroons. If you visit Paris, you are never far from a storefront cascading with macaroons in rainbow of seasonal colors. They actually have other food, too. Like Napoleons. Even savory...
Cast Iron Potato Gratin

Cast Iron Potato Gratin

                        Sunday is Easter and many  of us will be enjoying protein + potatoes. Rich, gooey potatoes. This recipe, from Cast Iron Skillet: Big Flavors, suggests using prosciutto strips on top. I took a slightly different route, as you might detect in the...
Ham and Mushroom Muffins [and Cheddar Cheese, too!]

Ham and Mushroom Muffins [and Cheddar Cheese, too!]

Muffins. Who doesn’t like muffins? Warm from the oven, the butter melting, topped with jam or honey. What better way to start the day. Actually, there is an alternative way, a savory way. This muffin is filled with ham and mushrooms and cheddar cheese. The batter...