Gougères

Gougères are a French Pastry that is basically a savory choux puff pastry. They are light and airy, reminiscent of a cream puff. Serve warm with a meal, cut them open and fill with more cheese, ham, chicken, tuna salad to make a delightful appetizer! These can also be served at room temperature and pair…

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

I have seen more than a few recipes for this type of method, and reflected on why in the world I have not made this before today? I believe the presentation would be brilliant, and I could fool around with what to stuff it with, I mean, it can’t be that hard right.  Then I…

Mandi (Traditional Saudi rice dish)

I have never understood, nor do I care to understand, people who are so unwilling to try new dishes. Especially when they are a tried and true dish from another country! I love to experiment with new dishes, and if it is not a favorite in the family then we move on but at least…

French “Canadian” Tourtière

A traditional Tourtière (meat pie) served customarily on Christmas Eve in Lower Canada. I saw this recipe and looked at the background on it.  Back in the day the pie was made with game meat, rabbit or moose; it was eventually turned over to Pork, but with the pork being such a dry meat other…