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Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Is there anything better than tomato soup to beat back the November chill? I don’t think so. Especially when the tomatoes that go into the soup have been oven roasted. Fire roasted tomato soup is a celebration of color and flavor. One I ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Nov 08, 2017 |  Original Post

Turkey Sheperds Pie

What comfort foods did you grow up with? On busy uninspired night, my mom would turn to mashed potatoes and ground beef and that combination still makes me just as happy as it did when I was a little girl with bangs in round blue glasses. But for ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 12, 2016 |  Original Post

All Day Bolognese: a Traditional Sauce to Bring Back Tuscany

People get upset when you mess with tradition, especially when it’s a beloved food tradition. I have a spaghetti meat sauce that my family adores. I throw it together regularly in the slow cooker. It’s the type of recipe I make by rote, ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Feb 17, 2016 |  Original Post

Baked Apples

As soon as summer turns into autumn, my favorite dessert to celebrate the change of seasons is Baked Apples…and I’ll tell you why. I was remembering back on a trip we took one autumn to western Washington State several years ago. Coming from ...

Blog: Mama's Gotta Bake
Posted on: Oct 01, 2015 |  Original Post

Apricot Chicken Drumsticks or How to Trick a Picky Eater Crew to Adopt a New Dish

Sweetness is the gateway to change, at least in my family. My kids (and my husband too!) like the same dishes, over and over and over again. Introducing a new dish to the dinner rotation takes master marketing skills, and sweetness to help ease ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Sep 17, 2015 |  Original Post

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Barbecue tastes like summer nights, like long slow days next to the grill, checking on the meat, perfuming the neighborhood. I know that’s how the purists do it, but sometimes, that reality just cannot be. During the mad dash that is those ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: May 29, 2015 |  Original Post

e2 emeril’s eatery

A few weeks ago was the first chance I got to sit and enjoy a full meal at e2 Emeril’s Eatery. My first time to e2 was last Spring when I dragged AJ to the ballet and we stopped in to e2 for cocktails and appetizers. We had a great time ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Feb 25, 2015 |  Original Post

Porchetta Style Pork Butt:a Cook it and Forget It Kind of Dish

My appliances feel almost human, at least the ones that help me get my daily chores accomplished. My stove, more than anything else in my life, is my right hand. Tonight, my LG power burner oven, LG to those who knew her well, goes to a new home. ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Dec 18, 2014 |  Original Post

Gruyere Popovers Recipe and a Review of the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo

This summer I headed to the Beef Belt in Texas to learn about cattle ranching. I was a guest of the Beef Checkoff, along with a dozen or so other bloggers and media personalities. The majority of these bloggers were from a niche I hadn’t ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Dec 10, 2014 |  Original Post

Three Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm

Next week’s Chicago weather forecast is grim. Polar Vortex grim, with temperatures in the negative teens, and snowfall with multiple inches of accumulation. As you check your closets for winter coats and snow boots this weekend, why not throw ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Nov 07, 2014 |  Original Post

Three Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm

Next week’s Chicago weather forecast is grim. Polar Vortex grim, with temperatures in the negative teens, and snowfall with multiple inches of accumulation. As you check your closets for winter coats and snow boots this weekend, why not throw ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Nov 07, 2014 |  Original Post

Golden Vegetable Soup: a Forgotten Childhood Staple

My sister called me the other day, asking me for my mother’s soup recipe. This is the soup we grew up with, the soup she served us for lunch on so many cloudy Parisian days. The soup we complained about, bored to tears by its simplicity and ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 30, 2014 |  Original Post

Golden Vegetable Soup: a Forgotten Childhood Staple

My sister called me the other day, asking me for my mother’s soup recipe. This is the soup we grew up with, the soup she served us for lunch on so many cloudy Parisian days. The soup we complained about, bored to tears by its simplicity and ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 30, 2014 |  Original Post

Slow Cooking Chicken Dishes Fall Favorites

Now that fall is truly here, I thought it might be a good time to share a few of my favorite crockpot dishes. I hope a few of these make your weekday meals or Sunday dinners a little easier and a little richer. I’m always in the market for a ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 |  Original Post

Slow Cooking Chicken Dishes Fall Favorites

Now that fall is truly here, I thought it might be a good time to share a few of my favorite crockpot dishes. I hope a few of these make your weekday meals or Sunday dinners a little easier and a little richer. I’m always in the market for a ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 |  Original Post

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Curry

These days, as the leaves coat the ground with color, I’m craving color and flavor at dinner. Last night the craving led to a quick and easy creamy coconut shrimp curry, the kind of dish whipped up with the handful of spices we kept for the ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 21, 2014 |  Original Post

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Curry

These days, as the leaves coat the ground with color, I’m craving color and flavor at dinner. Last night the craving led to a quick and easy creamy coconut shrimp curry, the kind of dish whipped up with the handful of spices we kept for the ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 21, 2014 |  Original Post

Gratin de Courgettes, Zucchini Gratin: a Vegetable Dish From the Heart of the French Countryside

The greatest highlight of any trip to my mother’s house is dinner. From her timbered kitchen, she whips up feasts, nightly. Some are grand, like Wild Boar with Whisky Apples or duck breast. Others, like her meringues, are more simple. My picky ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 16, 2014 |  Original Post

dish

Dish is a Charlotte institution. Perched at its post in Plaza Midwood since 2002 (in and old Chinese restaurant and laundry as a matter of fact), Dish serves…

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Jun 05, 2014 |  Original Post

A Cozy Vintage Lemon Pudding Cake That Wants to be Inside of You

With a bottom slosh of lemon cream pudding and a light-as-air delicate top sponge cake, it serves up like a heaping spoonful of old-fashioned comfort cake with a hint of sweet and a big kick of fresh lemon flavor. Continue reading →

Blog: Bake This Cake!
Posted on: Mar 01, 2014 |  Original Post

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