Monday, August 29, 2022
Sunday, August 28, 2022
I’m going to admit, this review is a bit of a copout. The description on the back of, A DISH FOR ALL SEASONS, says most of what I wanted to say about this book.
What opinions of my own that I can add are this. I would not buy this book for myself. While extremely well done, there are almost no recipes I would consider making. The recipes just don’t mesh with my personal eating habits. That in no way means you shouldn’t check it out. I know some people who would love just about every recipe between it’s covers.
Some of the recipes author Kathryn Pauline has included are . . . Zucchini Tomato Frittatas, Ramps and Greens Shakshuka, Watermelon Fattoush Salad, Olive Orange Panzanella, Pickled Turnip Bean Salad, Chili Almond Chard Slaw, Cheddar Peach Crostini, Roasted Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts, Carrot Chive Au Gratin, Thyme Grape Focaccia, Squash Lentil Soup, Cumin Shrimp Quesadillas, Parsnip Ricotta Veggie Burger, Shrimp Rolls (Okay, I can get behind this one), Whole Chicken Grilled with Veggies, Sage Pumpkin Raviolis, Syrupy Tomato Spaghetti with Meatballs, Mixed Berry Almond Fruit Tart, Blackberry Sumac Fruit Galettes, Spiced Apple Streusel Loaf Cake, Pineapple Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake, and so many more.
There are many color photos to give you the idea of what your finished dish should look like. That’s always a plus for me.
Overall, I think this would be a wonderful book to have on hand if you entertain, or just have a varied, adventurous palate.
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Happy Saturday all!
Ready for more cozy Halloween titles?
Sure you are!
Halloween Cozy List #3
Friday, August 26, 2022
3 cloves garlic minced
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups heavy cream
12 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
Chopped chives for garnish
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and scallions, and cook for 30 seconds until aromatic.
Sprinkle add flour to the scallions/garlic/butter then whisk well until combined.
Start by pouring 2 ladles full of the sauce over the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Place one third of the potatoes over the sauce in an even layer. Top with more of the sauce to cover the potatoes. Top with one third of each cheese, and one third of bacon. Continue layering with in the same way until done.
Cover with foil, bake for 45 minutes.
Garnish with sour cream and chives.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
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45 Simple Recipes for Layer, Bundt, Loaf, and Sheet Cakes
Do I love cake? Yes, I do. Do I love EVERYDAY CAKE? Yes, I do!
Author Polina Chesnakova starts off her book with mostly always featured in every cookbook, “Let’s Get Started” chapter. This chapter is very extensive and gives a lot of helpful information. It’s worth reading, so don’t skip it.
Every chapter features a different style cake such as, Bundt and Tube, Round, Square and Rectangular, and Loaf.
Some of the recipes you’ll find are . . . Double-Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake, Raspberry-Rose Angel Food Cake, Whole-Citrus Almond Cake, Carrot Cake with Browned Butter-Cream Cheese Frosting, Frosted Apple-Cinnamon Oat Cake, Salted Butterscotch Fudge Sheet Cake, Earl Grey Tea Cake, Roasted Pumpkin Spice Cake with Tahini Glaze, and many more. So many I have never heard of before!
Dozens of color photos are included. If you have read my cookbook reviews before, you know that plenty of color photos are a must for me. I want that visual reference to guide me while I prepare a recipe.All in all, EVERYDAY CAKE is a handy book to have on hand if you ever want something different for your dessert, or an exciting new flavor of cake to give as a gift or take to a pot luck.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Happiest of Tuesdays my friends!
Did I hear some of your groan when you saw the word Halloween? Hear me out.
I always send you holiday cozy mystery lists just a week or two before the holiday. You don't have time to order them, let alone read them, before the day is over and in your rearview mirror.
Halloween Cozy List #2