Monthly Archives: February 2013

Lemon Vanilla Madeleines

  These classic scallop shaped French cookies are very simple to make (provided you have the special pan) and quick to put together.  As you can see the ingredient list is short and contains common kitchen staples... you can have a batch of these made start to finish in less than a half hour!  We had our first chance to [...]


Grown-up Grilled Cheese

  Ever get the craving for a classic grilled cheese sandwich?... well... for next time, this is a very tasty ‘grown-up’ version you might want to give a try - we found this on the Williams Sonoma website and it seemed a perfect opportunity to have gourmet sandwiches for dinner and also try out another recipe from my favorite baking [...]


Browned Butter Bourbon Banana Bread

  I just couldn’t help myself with the alliteration opportunity up there... but to be serious, the browned butter and the bit of bourbon really elevate this banana bread to something far better than your average.  The idea for this post comes from a recent trip we took to Maui, specifically during our drive along the road to Hana where [...]


Caesar Salad

  Most of the time I have salad, the salad is on the side of my plate, an accompaniment to my main course, or as a starter just before it.  There are, however, a couple of meal equivalent salads that I will gladly eat in place of dinner and a chicken caesar salad with homemade croutons (and topped with bacon) [...]