February 2012

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vanilla pudding

vanilla pudding

I know that vanilla pudding really doesn’t seem like much.  I mean, really…it’s not even chocolate.  But there is something so irresistible about going back to find recipes for those classic childhood desserts, those things we usually find in boxes these days.  And then, of course, we discover that the boxed version holds no competition … more

roasted cauliflower soup

roasted cauliflower soup

I know I’ve told you this before, but I am not a soup person. I would like to be a soup person.  I would like to be able to take whatever I have in my refrigerator and create a one pot meal with it.  I would like to be the type of person who has … more

roasted cornish game hens

roasted cornish game hens

I think that one of the best things you can do in your kitchen is to start a collection of recipes that seem incredibly impressive that are really so utterly uncomplicated.  Sure, I have plenty of recipes, and I’m sure you do as well, for show stopping meals that also happen to take hours to … more

black and white creme brulee

black and white creme brulee

The thing I love about the Valentine’s Days Gerrit and I have created is that all we do is be ourselves.  There is no pressure for anything special, except some chocolate and a card.  I make us a nice meal and we eat in the dining room as opposed to the kitchen, and we just … more

coq au vin

coq au vin

Recently I have been obsessed with all things French, which is obviously not a bad thing, but makes the travel bug bite its teeth in a bit more securely.  I have been reading books based in France (like this and this), and I have a French Cafe radio station on Pandora that I can’t stop … more