While growing up in my mother’s house, I was familiar with two varieties of chocolate mousse. One, made with butter, is dense and almost fudge-like. This is the other recipe – a fluffier, almost meringue-textured mousse. I always thought I preferred the dense version, made with lovely dark chocolate, until I recently made this one.
I love to share recipes. I’m not one of those who hides them away, not revealing the “secret” ingredient in my sauce or soup. Which is good, actually, since I have a blog! But oddly enough, there is one recipe that I’ve held dear to my heart, and I have no idea why. It’s one
I happen to adore mushrooms. But I remember the days when they appalled me, mostly because they tasted like dirt. Unfortunately, my mother picked a lot of mushrooms in her foraging days, and I missed out on all of that! Fast forward a couple of decades and I’m now a proud mushroom lover. For the
When I started following food blogs, I realized some authors had initiated them for the purpose of cataloging family recipes. Therefore the blog was their family cookbook essentially. I didn’t think much of that concept, because I really didn’t have family recipes. My recipes were those I followed after I got married, when I began
When I first met Stéphane, it was April of 2014. My daughter and I visited him for an action-packed four days in southwestern France. If you’re not familiar with Stéphane Gabart, he is the author of My French Heaven, the beautiful blog that emanates his love for all things food, wine, and France. You immediately
My readers know that, maybe because of my advanced age, or perhaps because I’ve always been on the stubborn side, food trends turn me off. But I do know that stubbornness can get in the way of experiencing good food. Case in point – avocado toast. Perhaps avocado toast didn’t excite me much because avocados
It’s rare that I peruse a men’s clothing catalog, because my husband isn’t a stylin’ kind of guy. Which is fine with me, since I’m not either. We probably often look like a couple of vagrants. But during the catalog-intense period of time prior to Christmas, I happened to check out a men’s catalog that
I’ve fallen in love with a product. Here it is. I buy it at Whole Foods in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and just now when I looked up their website, I realized that the company is in Oklahoma! We have a lot of pecans here. It’s toasted pecan butter. Yes, I know. I finally have a Vitamix