So rarely does a recipe come along that gets gingerbread right for good cookies. Often the recipe gives you something too bread-like or to the other extreme it yields something dry and crunchy. Finding a recipe that gives you a soft but firm cookie, the way real gingerbread is meant to be makes you look like a domestic goddess.
Summer is the time for baseball, swimming, and some of the best food of the whole year! We have fresh produce available and family time to enjoy it together, and so off we go to cook up a summer storm, right? Not so fast! This summer is the hottest on record according to an article I read today, and although I realize many like to grill out just about any [...]
This recipe is from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, p. 425. (The sauce can be found on p. 98.)
fresh artichokes (look for bright uniform green coloring and tight leaves)
1 stick butter
salt and pepper to taste
Snap the stem from the artichoke.
With scissors, trim the top 3/4 inch of all the leaves, removing the tiny leaves at the base of the stem. With a knife, trim [...]
Our new summer series is here! HippyMoms, Dipity & Scarlet Mae, blatantly stole this idea from Julie & Julia in an effort to amuse and encourage the members of HM to try something new and fabulous for dinner.
(p. 531 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking)
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
1 C rice, which you will cook with:
2 C water (adjust amounts for brown [...]
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