Category: European – West

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.

Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé

Ah, the infamous Chocolate Soufflé! This light and airy melt-in-your-mouth dessert is sure to please every palate. I have baked hundreds of soufflés over the years and this recipe will always be an all-time favorite.

Note: always use ½-inch size pieces of chocolate or less to ensure it will fully melt.
For this dish, it is possible to prepare the base up to 12 hours in advance. Reserve the base on the counter at room temperature, until you are ready for service.

Coconut Panna Cotta

Coconut Panna Cotta

This dairy free version of the Panna Cotta is a nice vegan alternative. The panna cottas can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and will need 8 to 12 hours to fully set.

Fast Chicken Chickpea Cacciatore

Fast Chicken Chickpea Cacciatore

Delicious, quick, and hearty chicken and chickpea stew. Perfect for dipping up with crusty bread. Easy to make with pantry staples.

Aunt Nina’s Breadballs and Sauce

Aunt Nina’s Breadballs and Sauce

This was my husband’s maternal grandmother’s recipe! It is really a unique recipe and very tasty! I serve this meatless family supper dish with a fresh salad and what a meal! For carnivores, simply serve with some Italian sausage.

Tuscan Chicken With Buttered Pasta

Tuscan Chicken With Buttered Pasta

This is a restaurant quality meal that you can easily make at home. It’s filling and delicious. Everyone loves it. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the water to boil!