Croissant Bread Pudding

The poll results for what I should blog next……Croissant Bread Pudding…sorry Ben, grits are next I promise.I love bread pudding…..with no raisins:) I love all food without raisins.  I am that girl in restaurants that always asks “does your bread pudding have raisins in it?” Sadly, the answer is usually yes, except in New Orleans.Continue reading “Croissant Bread Pudding”

“Grown Up” Chocolate Chip Pancakes

You would think I get enough of pancakes since I make these at work everyday. This pancake is a grown up version of the chocolate chip pancakes that kids love, but with a gourmet twist. I’m guessing it won’t be sweet enough for the kids so that means more for you:) This basic pancake recipe below is very cool,Continue reading ““Grown Up” Chocolate Chip Pancakes”

Pancakes with Bacon and Chili

Yes you read that right…Pancakes, Bacon and Chilies OH MY!Look at these! So pretty all stacked up with salty bacon on top, glistening with syrup and a sprinkling of pequin chilies. I was alone when I made these and I was seriously talking out loud to myself about how f*cking great they tasted. The sweet,Continue reading “Pancakes with Bacon and Chili”

Goat Cheese Souffle

Recipe 14 of 103 Souffle’s are decadently light and airy, like eating a cloud of cheese. Souffles can be very tricky to make. It’s the balance of perfectly folded egg whites into a smooth creamy mixture of flour, butter, milk, yolks and cheese for a savory souffle or sugar for a sweet souffle. You willContinue reading “Goat Cheese Souffle”

Ginger Cake

Recipe 9 of 103 Gingerbread is a childhood memory for me. Every summer my Mom and I would go to the Del Mar Fair. There were two things we always did every year, eat gingerbread and take pictures in the photo booth. My Mom would sing this song on our way to the little pinkContinue reading “Ginger Cake”

Asparagus with Parmesan Custard and Prosciutto

Recipe 5 of 103 She had me at custard….sweet or savory I love custard. Creamy, silky, decadent custard, throw in some salty prosciutto, crispy asparagus on grilled bread. done 🙂 You can make the custard a day or two ahead, or make a ton and always have it in your fridge for a quick biteContinue reading “Asparagus with Parmesan Custard and Prosciutto”

Duck Confit

Recipe 3 of 103 Duck Confit was a revelation for me while in culinary school.  First how easy it was to make and second how good it was fresh out of the duck fat. It’s rich, tender, crunchy, salty and delicious. Confit is something cooked in its own fat, duck legs cooked in duck fat, porkContinue reading “Duck Confit”

Fennel-Lemon Marmalade

Recipe 1 of 103 James brought these home for me…Meyer Lemons…lots of them. I thought to myself…what to do with all these beautiful fragrant luscious lemons. At the time I was reading a girl and her pig, I received the book and the lemons on the same day. These two simple happenings brought me toContinue reading “Fennel-Lemon Marmalade”

Gluten Free Flax-Coconut Pancakes

Pancakes haven’t always been my favorite breakfast and I love almost all things breakfast. Pancakes are fluffy and sweet but thats about it, no real nutritional value to keep you going to lunch. I found this recipe in Food and Wine magazine while searching for gluten free ideas, don’t get me wrong I have nothingContinue reading “Gluten Free Flax-Coconut Pancakes”