Gourmeting Your Own Cheese

Gourmeting Your Own Cheese

I was at my discount liquor store looking, of course, at the cheese section. Great wine at cheap prices. Great cheese at … Here’s the truth. This store offers La Roulade at under $3. If you don’t know this cheese, it’s new on the market — at least to my eye — and is...
Savory Palmiers from Ina Garten

Savory Palmiers from Ina Garten

Palmier? Your mind instantly thinks of a wide, thin sweet pasty, laden with sugar. Perhaps paired with a cappuccino in a Paris café. They are big and they are a meal. A savory palmier? That’s got to be an oxymoron. How could you possibly make something that is not...
Orange, Tomato and Chive Salsa

Orange, Tomato and Chive Salsa

I don’t work at Barnes and Noble but I do shop there. When you first enter the store, there is often a rack of “special” books that you may overlook. They always have modest prices. They always have a distinct size or cover. You might pass right by, but if you see The...
Herb Butter for Your Potatoes and Steak

Herb Butter for Your Potatoes and Steak

It’s spring. Whether in your own garden, or in your grocery store, the first stock of fresh green veggies is arriving. Chives are a lovely way to create an herb butter. And this butter is versatile: perfect to spread on bread, or put on that backed potato or to top a...

Chive-Cheddar Biscuits: Ideas for Leftover Turkey

It’s Christmas Eve and for many people this is a time of miracles. For your table tonight or tomorrow, here’s a delicious side dish. A wondrous biscuit. You might try this instead of mashed potatoes. Oh, your family will rebel, as mine would? Then consider this quick...