Savory Lentil Burger Sliders

First, this is not vegan.  We are not vegetarians.  I’m simply seeking a few meat alternatives in an attempt to reduce our meat consumption, and in the process, hopefully lower our overall cholesterol levels.  When we first got married, my … Continue reading

Bread Pudding with Banana Sauce

A brand new household favorite! A delicious Louisiana classic that is really, really good. This is really my husband’s dish.  He was reading one of my cookbooks a few days ago, and this morning started putting this together right after … Continue reading

Chef Susan Spicer’s Cream of Garlic Soup

I’ve been a fan of Susan Spicer since she first earned accolades in New Orleans with her restaurant, Bayona, in the early 1990’s.  Did I eat there?  No.  I worked at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana, for the in-house caterer … Continue reading

Cherry Orange Scones, using the Cook’s Ill. scone method

Ready for a cup of coffee!

Several years ago, Cook’s Illustrated published a great recipe for making light and tender scones.  The secret is all  in the technique, more so than in the ingredients.  Grated frozen butter eliminates the need to overwork the dough, which is … Continue reading