Category: European – West

Charming Chicken Stew

Charming Chicken Stew

This French inspired chicken stew comes together quickly for a satisfying, warm and comforting dish. Serve over rice or roasted potatoes with a side of your favorite green vegetable for an easy, and most definitely elegant, meal. Alternately, keep it light with a simple and delicious slice of crusty sourdough.

Chocolate Raspberry Swiss Roll

Chocolate Raspberry Swiss Roll

I am always intrigued by layers in the cake and the nice even swirls of the sponge in a swiss roll. So I wanted to master a no-fail recipe that gives perfect swirls every time. I am an everything chocolate person and my husband (my guinea-pig) loves fruity flavors, so I baked this cake for our second anniversary.

“Quiche Lorraine” Scones

“Quiche Lorraine” Scones

All the flavor of Quiche Lorraine in easy to make flaky scones. I developed this over the summer while I was looking for a way to use up some bacon.

Potato Quiche

Potato Quiche

A very basic dough and potatoes meal with a touch of bacon. A very good choice for lunch with a green salad.

Not Your Momma’s Lasagna

Not Your Momma’s Lasagna

A very easy lasagna recipe that takes your taste buds on a world tour. This is a unique recipe that I created using ingredients from different parts of the world. It’s not all Italian.

Cherry Dutch Baby

Cherry Dutch Baby

I love pancake houses and often order the Dutch baby. At the local pancake house, the choices are a plain Dutch baby (spritzed with lemon juice) or an apple one. Cherries were in season here in Seattle and I thought to try making a Dutch baby using them as the fruit. But, I had to make it gluten-free so my husband could eat it, too.

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

I developed this recipe specifically for teaching cooking classes. Many people think that risotto is difficult or too complex to make, but I developed this risotto recipe to be easy, yet delicious.

Earl grey Choux a la Creme

Earl grey Choux a la Creme

I lived in Paris for a long time, and my kids were raised there, so this french dessert is a little taste of home. My girls and I have always loved afternoon tea, and we still love small little finger treats you can eat with a delicious cup of tea in the afternoon. This dessert was a way to combine the idea of tea, high tea desserts, and our home in Paris.