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…

Rum Raisin Custard Pie

Let me set the scene for you… as we soak plump raisins in rum allowing them to rehydrate, while further adding pure, sweet custard for a rich, enticing experience infused with just the right hint of warmth. Perfect for chilly evenings by a crackling fire place with perhaps some friends and family after a nice…

Easy Individual Strawberry Cheesecake

Sugar cookies cooked until soft not hard. Heavy whipping cream 1 pint 1 package cream cheesecake flavored jello mix Fresh strawberries cut up. Cook the cookies and put in the bottom of individual dishes Put the whipping cream and jello packet together and whip until firm. You can hold the bowl upside down and nothing…

Succulent Chicken over a Caponata Ragout

  This was a wonderful meal, the house smelt so amazing while it was cooking.  It is an easy and inexpensive meal to cook, and I think total it took me maybe 30 minutes to prep and 20 to bake. The flavors were indescribable; but here it goes, sweet with a tang, crispy yet juicy…

German Spaetzle Dumplings

Recently on one of my cooking shows I watched someone make free form Spaetzle, I saw this and so wanted to make it; unfortunately it dropped from my radar. Friday my Husband and I went out with a couple of our friends to dinner at a lovely cafe! Once I saw what was offered on…