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Jumpin June Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a great choice for a weekend gathering in June.  Doubling the recipe is a cinch and it's easily prepared in steps over a 2-3 day period.  Plus this crowd pleaser freezes beautifully (minus the shrimp & rice). Photo by Fre Sonneveld on Unsplash Traditionally, Jambalaya calls for Andouille sausage & shrimp [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Feeding a Crowd, FLAVORING, MISCELLANEOUS, Recipes|0 Comments

Flavored butters

Butter makes everything better. Compound butter simply means butter mixed with other seasonings to be used as a flavor enhancer.  It will also add an element of color and texture.  Particularly when blended with fresh herbs, this butter can raise the ante on any steak or chops.  Add a fat slice of shallot butter to [...]

Simple Pan Roasted Chicken

A value pack of chicken is not  just for grilling with BBQ sauce... Chicken leg quarters make a simple weeknight dinner that can be in the oven cooking while you're settling in after a long stressful day.  If you can spare a few minutes in the morning or even the night before, this dish can [...]

Gingerbread: something for everybody

I'm not talkin Men or Houses.... I adore Gingerbread in desserts.  It's luscious when served warm & aromatic out of the oven, topped with cinnamon spiked whipped cream.  Simple & delish!  For a festive holiday brunch, serve gingerbread waffles or even pancakes!  A boxed mix batter will do- may want to thin it out with [...]

Let Me Teach You About Bread Pudding

When I hear the words bread pudding... I am reminded of the English frog in Beatrix Potter, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, who says on the way to dinner with his comrades, in a very snotty voice, " I do believe it will be a very good pud-ding." My introduction to this scrumptious recipe concept, was at [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Cooking Techniques, Feeding a Crowd, FLAVORING, Holidays, Recipes|0 Comments

Spooky Apps

Need to bring a spooky dish to the party? I got ya covered!  Here are 5 quick and spooky ideas for your Halloween celebration. Black Garlic Brie    Not only is this creepy looking,  it'll knock the costumes off the guests it is so scrumptious.  The only work involved is buying 3 ingredients & zesting an [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|Appetizers, Feeding a Crowd, Holidays, Impressive and Easy|0 Comments

Eeezy Do-Ahead Chocolate Lava Cakes

Eeezy Do-Ahead Chocolate Lava Cakes Love these for simple entertaining!    Really, it's an easy three step process.  Bake the cakes & freeze up to a week in advance.  Then hollow, fill & chill 4-6 hours ahead.   Just before serving, reheat & add final toppings.  The icing on this cake is that you can do it [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Feeding a Crowd, Recipes|0 Comments