Some recipes are so simple that I really do think twice about posting them, but then I remember that one of (the many) reasons I started this blog in the first place is to keep track & share my favorite recipes, even the simplest ones. Salsa is one of my favorite things ever, because it’s so fresh and tomatoey, and it can freshen up so many dishes with just a few spoonfuls. A few years ago, . . .
No matter how many times I have tried, I have come to the conclusion that I simply am not great at making baked goods. I have a hard time accepting defeat (I have a framed quote of “Anything is possible!” on my desk…), but baking and I have never been friends. And I have tried everything! When it comes to desserts, it’s just not my thing. I am a believer that foods made with love simply taste . . .
Sometimes I have to take a step and just be thankful for the lovely little French family I somehow got lucky enough to marry into. We have been relocating from Paris to London for what feels like an eternity (okay, it’s only been about 5 weeks of back-and-forths, and there are much worse problems to deal with…). Last week, we had to return to Paris for yet another formality: my French . . .
The “Rotisserie Roast Chicken” is an institution in French culture. At least, in Paris that definitely seems to be the case! I will never forget my first few months of living in Paris, and walking past the rotisseries with their chickens roasting away outside, filling the neighborhod with the delectable aroma of a perfectly-roasted chicken. You see, French rotisserie’s have a certain savoir faire . . .
After moving to France, there were a few things that I missed sooo much food-wise that I would really stock up on during my visits back home to Detroit. Over the years, I got used to French products and relied less and less on my precious stock of American goods. I remember once during my first year in Paris I literally came back with an entire suitcase of American goodies like peanut butter, . . .
I’ve been trying to enjoy this Fall-like weather as much as I can, and nothing reminds me of Fall more than a rich and creamy caramel cream sauce. This is one of those recipes that I like to use when I don’t necessarily have time for a big fancy dessert, but still want an impressive end to a meal. Almost everyone loves caramel sauce, and you can serve it over fruit for a very simple snack or . . .
Okay so, I have a confession to make: when it comes to making anything from any Asian cuisine other than plain rice (and even then, I use a rice cooker..), I am definitely challenged. When I decided to try this recipe I knew there was already a pretty big chance of failure. I didn’t let that stop me though, and I’m so glad I didn’t! I’ve tried to make curries, stir fry’s, noodle dishes, soups . . .
I must be craving a taste of home these days because most of the recipes I’ve cooked up in the past few weeks have been my own homemade versions of some of my favorite childhood treats. One of the easiest, most-delicious ways to make chicken is shake-n-bake! The flavour is where it’s at, it couldn’t be easier, and is a sure bet to having deliciously moist baked chicken. And it’s fun to make, so . . .
I had a serious think about which recipe to start this blog out with (because that kind of sets the tone, right?) and then it became so clear that it had to be something that I love making and that I’ve always wanted to share. One of the first things that I truly learned to master in the kitchen was definitely marinara sauce. You know how some people talk about having made a recipe hundreds of . . .