These soft pretzels take me back to my college days and eating my way through Europe. I devoured a lot of bretzels in southern Germany and eastern France. Kids will love to help roll the dough into ropes and shape the pretzels! Make them savory with salt or sweet with cinnamon-sugar.
The morning after we had potato skins, we used the leftover potato flesh to make hash browns with our Ziploc omelets. They are simple to make and are more tender and flavorful than the frozen bags you buy at the grocery store.
Herbes de Provence is a mixture of dried herbs from Provence, a region of southern France. It is often used when grilling fish and meats and makes a great combo with these pork chops. We like to serve the pork over a spinach salad or with garlic mashers and roasted veggies.
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.