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Kind of From a Cookbook: Porcini & Potato Dumpling Soup

The inspiration for this soup was the cookbook, Twelve Months of Monastery Soups and a container of leftover mashed potatoes. Actually, I’m not sure how this happened as leftover-any-kind-of potaoes are not something we generally have to deal with at this house.

But back to the recipe which is potato dumpling soup. But here’s […]

Cheddar, Roasted Garlic and Zinfandel Fondue

This recipe is from Fondue: Great Food to Dip, Dunk, Savor and Swirl by Rick Rodgers. I think I’ve had it for about five years but I haven’t used it before this batch of fondue. Why use it now? Well, jwa got me this awesome fondue pot for my birthday! It was on my […]

Waiter, There's Something in My…Pie#2

Edited to add: Round Up is up.

Waiter, There’s Something in my…#2, is hosted this month by Cook Sister. I had to think long and hard for this event. Pie. What kind of pie? It’s winter, so no peach pie. A savory pie? Maybe. Hmmm… This clearly was going to take some effort.



Super Foods Friday overslept this morning and then took the day off. Lazy Super Foods Friday! SFF should be back next Friday. Sunday night the Pear Ginger Pie should be up. Really.

Next week: fondue, a creme brulee and who knows what else!

Everything is better en Croute

Pork Tenderloin en Croute with Creole Mustard Sauce This makes a really great Sunday night dinner or whenever you have some extra time. It’s pretty easy (although there are a number of steps) and it also looks very impressive, so it would be good for company. I saw this on Emeril Live and although […]