Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
I'll admit it. When I first read through this month's Daring Cooks challenge, I thought "is all that really necessary for a beef stew?" Well, maybe not necessary but definitely worth it-I'd say this is the best beef stew I've ever made! Our May 2012 Daring Cooks' hostess was Fabi of fabsfood. Fabi challenged us to make Boeuf Bourguignon, a classic French stew originating from the Burgundy region of France.
Oh, and did I mention it is a Julia Child's recipe, from Mastering the Art of French Cooking?
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
I was a little nervous when I got Barbara Bakes for my assignment for this month's Secret Recipe Club. We'd just finished off the amazing Armenian Coffee Cake I made and really didn't want or need to have anything else tempting in the house for a while.
I needn't have feared though. Barbara has, in addition to all her mouth watering baked goods, a great selection of savory dishes. Her chicken piccata recipe got my attention right away since it is a "quick and easy" recipe and one of our favorite chicken dishes to order at a restaurant. However, I'd never made it at home, which won't be an issue now I have her recipe in my files!
Barbara, like many of us, started her blog to share her favorite family recipes and her adventures in the kitchen. She also enjoys the Daring Bakers recipes as I do (where the Coffee Cake came from!).
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
But, I kept reading recipes with chia seeds and articles about the health benefits of chia seeds (fiber, protein, omega fatty acids). Dr. Oz is talking about them and says they are one of the five supplements we all need to know about. So one day when I saw a bag at Whole Foods, I impulsively threw it in the buggy.