Berry Crumbles

Berry Crumbles |

Who doesn’t love a single-serving, perfectly-proportioned-just-for-me dessert? There’s something special about little individual ramekins filled with something sweet and decadent – feels like a restaurant experience, but better because it’s at home. No waiting for a table or paying the bill at the end of the night. Even better, these cute little berry crumbles can be made ahead of time so when it’s time for something sweet all you have to do is preheat the oven and bake them….

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Better Know a Mother Sauce: Espagnole

Espagnole Sauce |

Friends, I almost quit my Better Know a Mother Sauce series this past week. The espagnole sauce about did me in and there was a point that I threw my hands up and said, “I quit! It’s too hard!”  You see, I made demi-glace (yay!), then I made a weird looking sauce from it that I thought was espagnole (boo!), and then I spent six days trying to figure out what went wrong. I almost gave up, but I didn’t, so let’s back up and start from the beginning……

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Beef and Veggie Noodle Bowls

Beef & Veggie Noodle Bowls |

Got leftover veggies? Make these beef and veggie noodle bowls!

First let me say I struggled with what to calls this – beef lo mein would have been appropriate except I didn’t use lo mein noodles because I couldn’t find them anywhere (and by “anywhere” I mean in the one store I shopped at this weekend) and I just didn’t feel right calling the dish beef lo mein if one of the main ingredients in the title was non-existent in the dish itself. So I settled on noodle bowls. I hope that’s okay….

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Better Know a Mother Sauce: Tomate

Tomate |

And we’re back again with our next mother sauce – tomate! In case you didn’t know I’ve been making my way through the five mother sauces, so if you’ve missed the first two installments of this series, also known as Better Know a Mother Sauce, be sure to check out veloute and bechamel. Now it’s time, once again, to get out your berets because it’s time for le classique sauce tomate or, in other words, classic tomato sauce (pardon my French – I haven’t used it since high school)….

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