Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce

I think this will make a great marinara for my daughter. This whole venture came about because of her. Ever since she was a toddler, I’ve tried to get her to try to eat ravioli. Well, Hurricane Katrina happened about … Continue reading

Distinctively Louisiana: Summer Favorite Blueberry Crisp

One of my all-time favorite recipes. From one of my all-time favorite cookbook authors, Bert Greene.  When I acquired his book, Greene on Grains, it was the first time I started reading a cookbook as a bedtime book.  Goodbye novel, … Continue reading

New York Style Cheesecake: Variation: Pumpkin

One of our favorites!  I mean, who doesn’t love cheesecake?  In fact, I used to love it so much, I swore I’d never make another one! Well, things change, and you do things for people you care about. A friend … Continue reading

Braised Cassoulet Beans with Leftover Smoked Pork

  Cassoulet is one of the most revered and talked about great French dishes.  If you are tackling French food, as one approaches a genre of foods to master, Cassoulet is probably on that list of dishes to master. If … Continue reading