Tag Archive | "milk"

Garlic Mashers

Monday, March 8, 2010


Mashed potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to many meals. I love to season the mashers differently with each meal, using garlic, wasabi, and herbes de Provence, to name a few. Light sour cream is a healthy way to make your mashers smooth and creamy.

Mornay Sauce

Friday, February 26, 2010


Mornay sauce is essentially Béchamel sauce with cheese and some seasonings. French sauces have a mystique about them and trying to make them has always seemed like a daunting task to me. However, I have recently discovered that at least the roux, béchamel and mornay sauces are surprisingly simple to make.

Béchamel Sauce

Friday, February 26, 2010


Béchamel Sauce is a basic French sauce used as a thickener and base for many other sauces and dishes. It is essentially a roux (equal parts fat and flour) with milk. Just because it's a French sauce, don't let it scare you away. It's actually simple to make and can be incorporated into non-French meals, such as Macaroni and Cheese.

Pannekaken (Norwegian Pancakes)

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Similar to crêpes and Swedish pancakes, these Norwegian pancakes are a favorite in my family. They are a fun meal because you can serve them with a smorgasbord of toppings and fillings.

Flour Tortillas

Monday, January 4, 2010


When I eat at Mexican restaurants I am always most anxious to sample the tortillas (corn and flour). In my mind, homemade tortillas are far superior to the mass-produced store versions and they make all of the difference in a dish! I have tried many different recipes. After a few successes and many flops, I have stumbled upon the following combination of ingredients. The result: my best flour tortillas to date! (although I will continue my quest to perfect them). They are thin and pliable, yet soft and tenderly chewy.

Buttercream Frosting

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


This basic buttercream frosting is the perfect topping for any cake, cookie, cupcake or cinnamon roll! Beyond its incredible sweet, buttery taste it is easy to work with and can be piped or spread with a knife.

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