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

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

How to make Potstickers

  Like Italian ravioli, Chinese Potstickers are an excellent way to utilize leftover cooked meat.  The first time we made potstickers, Chris  followed Alton Brown’s recipe, and they were delicious.  The second time we made them, I was looking for a … Continue reading