This Brandied Chicken Pot Pie with Apple Cider is a bit more elegant than many, but it still fits the bill for comfort food at its best! Continue reading “Brandied Chicken Pot Pie”
Take advantage of fresh herbs this time of year and add fresh thyme to your roasted carrots for a savoury hit.
Adding a touch of curry to the dressing on this Curried Carrot Salad really kicks it up a notch. Healthy, easy, yummy -what’s not to like? Continue reading “Curried Carrot Salad”
The clicking didn’t sound ominous at first. I was happily working around the kitchen while the self-cleaning oven was literally ‘burning’ through the clean cycle. Continue reading “One Hour Guinness Irish Stew”
This is a perfect make ahead dish- it improves with flavor if you cook it one day and serve the next. You can make it and serve it same day if you like though. Same day -you will need about 7 hours start to finish. It is only about 30 + 30 minutes of hands on time to prep it for the oven and then strip the meat and reduce the sauce. Or you can prep and braise it one day and strip and reheat heat the next. Continue reading “Wine Braised Oxtail Stew”
A fantastic make-ahead dish that is easy yet elegant enough for a holiday meal. It is meant to sit overnight after you cook it to let the flavor develop. How perfect for an entertaining recipe! Serve this French classic with mashed potatoes or rice. The brandy flambé gives this an additional flavor hit beyond the red wine sauce. Continue reading “Brandied Beef Bourguignon”
Our friends served this at a dinner party and I couldn’t wait to get the recipe! Thanks goodness my friend is a recipe-sharer! Continue reading “Spicy Salt-Rubbed Chicken”
I wish I had understood the value of a real veal stock much earlier in my cooking career! I am in love with real stock. Let’s face it – we put a lot of time and effort into many of the dishes we create for friends and family. I was often irritated that I couldn’t quite get that same umami level you get in a good restaurant. Well-I finally learned – it is the veal stock!! Continue reading “Veal Stock”