Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Soup with Smoked Gouda

This turned out much better than I anticipated, considering I had no real recipe since my pumpkin failed me.  This is the recipe that I started to follow http://frenchfood.about.com/od/soupsandstews/r/Pumpkin-Gouda-Soup-Recipe.htm….and then I saw a few with smoked gouda instead.  A lot … 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

Butternut Squash and Potato Gratin

This is one of my most favorite dishes to serve at Thanksgiving.  Right now, my husband’s family is probably saying, “Really?  We’ve never had it!”  Well, it’s a bit of work.  Well worth it, though.  The first time I made … Continue reading

Open-Faced Tomato Goat Cheese Sandwich

December is not the time to talk about fresh tomatoes. However, several recent trips to the farmer’s market have had tomatoes.  Having faith in the vendor, I went ahead and bought them.  They had a nice red color, so…. After … Continue reading