Mushroom Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Roast & Tarragon Potatoes

On this weeks InstagramStories I cooked an easy meal of Mushroom Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Roast &Tarragon Potatoes. This was an unplanned meal, birthed strictly out of convenience and affordability. At four dollars for a lean All-Natural Pork Tenderloin it’s an obvious protein choice for families on a budget. We always have herbs in the fridge, they’re under two dollars…

French Pastry School | Week 1

L’Art de la Pâtisserie Program at French Pastry School As described on frenchpastryschool.com: The premier 24-week, hands-on certificate program in pastry, baking, and confectionery arts education offers intensive instruction, advanced equipment, and top quality ingredients to our students. This intensive program is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to obtain a broad and thorough…

Carob vs Cocoa

Chocolate is of the highest esteem where tradable goods are concerned, but is carob a form of chocolate? No, carob is not a product of the cocoa bean from the theobroma cacao plant. Carob is an entirely separate plant from a different species of tree and indigenous to a different region.  The Carob tree, or ceratonia siliqua, is in the class…

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

A good chocolate buttercream frosting recipe is like money in the bank, you know you have it and you’ve already planned a million ways you’re going to use it. You will love this, and the only thing better than printing off this recipe would be to have some stashed in the freezer as a “break in…

Rustic Chicken Sandwich

This open-faced chicken sandwich came about simply by utilizing the ingredients we had on hand, which makes it perfectly rustic because though your refrigerator may be barren, you likely still have these few ingredients on hand. There wasn’t much planning aside from the desire to attempt delicious baked radishes in hopes of finally liking radishes.…

Freeze Strawberries (without ice crystals)

We are elated that it’s strawberry season again, this is the prime opportunity to stock up on those vivid red, succulent and lusciously ripe fruits at a bargain. We bought eight pounds of strawberries for just ten dollars. In our home strawberries are used in umpteen amounts of recipes including jams, jellies, marmalades, glazes, sauces, in…

Chenin Blanc with Rice Pilaf & Gingered Whitefish Recipe

Spring has sprung and fish is on the menu. Eating a light fare is on the top of everyones list to acquire that summer body, but eating healthy should not be incumbent on sacrificing flavor. With this whitefish recipe you can cook for two or just as easily have an impressive dinner party for eight…

Brunello & handmade harissa pasta.

 It’s Wednesday again, and what is more “winesday” than an exquisite Brunello and hand crafting an herb infused pasta? Sangiovese, or sanguis jove as derived from Latin and translated as the blood of jove; jupiter; the king of the gods, is an italian grape varietal grown through most of southern Italy.  A Rosso di Montalcino is made exclusively from Sangiovese…

Butter Crust Lemon Squares

Sour and puckery desserts have been established as bona fide refreshing summer treats for good reason. It’s likely that we all have distant memories of hosting roadside lemonade stands, it’s those iconic moments that solidify this summertime tradition into part of the American nostalgia that we all cherish today. As adults when we bite into a…

“24 Karat” Classic Carrot Cake

This is the Carrot Cake that was served at our parents (Jakes parents) wedding almost forty years ago. There’s no telling how long this recipe has been around or who it originated from but it was passed to us from Elaine Vadelma of Lakewood, Ca. This is our “Classic Carrot Cake”, for our “Colossal Carrot Cake”…