ALL RECIPES, Appetizers, Party foods

NACHOS ESPECIALES

NACHOS ESPECIALES

It’s not as if more proof is needed that our county has gone to hell in a hand basket, but another example of the current sorry state of affairs is the nacho. In fact, nacho, as in the singular piece, is nearly extinct. What passes for ‘nachos’ in restaurants bear are, well let’s face it, […]

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ALL RECIPES, Dessert, Sullivan Family Recipes

SCOTCHEROOS

SCOTCHEROOS

Marcel Proust had his madeleines. “Cats” has its moonlight and street lamps but nothing jogs my memory more than scrumptious Scotcheroos. For Valentine’s Day Mom sent me and Steve a fresh batch of these classic Rice Crispy-butterscotch-peanut butter-chocolate confections. The combination of flavors is just as intense as it was back in the ’70s when they […]

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Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Relish

KIMBERLY CLARK'S BEET JELLY

KIMBERLY CLARK’S BEET JELLY

It’s always nice to meet a new friend, even more so when it’s someone who shares an appreciation for the domestic arts. Recently I spent a pleasant Ohio evening getting to know my dinner companion chatting about home canning and preserving. Kim comes from a long line of passionate and prolific gardeners. Her childhood was […]

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ALL RECIPES, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Relish, Soups

HOME-CANNED FRENCH ONION SOUP RECIPE

HOME-CANNED FRENCH ONION SOUP RECIPE

Are you one of those people who just love French Onion soup? I mean really, really looooove it? As in go to any lengths for a steaming bowl of hearty, aromatic soupe a l’oignon? Yes? Then read on. The operative phrase here is “go to any lengths;” this recipe is not for the time-pressed or timid. […]

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ALL RECIPES, Main Dishes, Restaurants

RISOTTO VESUVIUS

RISOTTO VESUVIUS

The inspiration for Risotto Vesuvius comes from Bella Piatti in Birmingham, MI.  My friend and fellow gastronome Lisa L. and I were coming in from the Detroit airport, both ravenous.  Like any sensible person we checked out the restaurant’s menu online. Never have I been more certain of what I was going to order when […]

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ALL RECIPES, Celebrity Recipes, Famous Chefs, Main Dishes

Steak au Poivre Alex Hitz

Steak au Poivre Alex Hitz

My new issue of House Beautiful fell open to Alex’s Kitchen and his recipe for Steak au Poivre. I took it as a sign from the heavens and the angels did sing when these steaks hit the table. Oh my they were good. I’m a big fan of Alex Hitz recipes and his My Beverly […]

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