Tagged: ‘Parmesan cheese’

Zucchini Madeleines

Madeleines are small oval cakes with a pretty shell-shape rib molded on one side. These are made from a savory muffin batter baked in the traditional rectangular French madeleine plaque pan that bakes eight cakes at one time.

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Slow Cooker Marinara and Mozzarella Lasagne

marinara
You will love this recipe. Two staples on the pantry shelf, dried pasta and a jar of marinara sauce, some cheese in the refrigerator and you can assemble this lasagna in about 5 minutes.
The 1 1/2-quart cooker makes…

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The Baker: Homemade Croutons

When I worked at the restaurant, one of the responsibilities of the baker was to make croutons every morning in time for lunch. The croutons were made from the day old bread leftover from the night before. Since there was always leftover bread, this was a good way to use it up.

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soup and stew season: Italian Potato Leek Soup


I always describe Potato Leek Soup as the workhorse of the French kitchen and it is not surprisingly made all over Europe as well, besides being one of my favorite toss-in-the-pot soups. This version, probably from the Jura Mountains between…

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The Best Popovers



This is the recipe I got from my mother and it originally came from a wonderful cookbook written by the late actor, artist, and home chef, Vincent Price.  I often use different types of flour, add herbs, or grated cheese,…

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Slow Cooker: Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce

Meatballs have become a hot topic in the kitchen. While we all love Italian style meatballs, the family has grown to include all types of ground meat and spices in a variety of sauces. Entire books are devoted to meatballs! And I love it.

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Creamed Corn and Parmesan Risotto

The wedding dinner was held after the sunset ceremony. The vegetarian option was a vegetable risotto. Now you are wondering how to make risotto for over a hundred people.

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