Last week, I had the great pleasure of having Joanna Pruess cook dinner for me. She served beautiful soups direct from her newest book, Soup for Two: Small-Batch Recipes for One, Two or a Few, with photos by Noah Fecks. Joanna is a consummate food and travel expert and knows well the restrictions inherent in shopping at your local supermarket. I love that her recipes take this into consideration and include easy-to-find ingredients (Twenty years ago she wrote Supermarket Epicure: The Cookbook … [Read more...] about Joanna Pruess' Soup For Two: A Delight!
I had some gorgeous bone-in pork chops tonight and not a lot of time to make dinner. And so I sprinkled them with garlic salt, black pepper and a little bit of brown sugar, and then dipped them into flour. In a large skillet, heated some oil (mostly vegetable, with a little olive) on medium high heat with minced garlic, and a just-off-the-tree Granny Smith apple, peeled and coarsely sliced. I kept the heat high and seared the chops well on each side. Lowered the heat a bit and let them … [Read more...] about Impromptu Fall Meal: Pork Chops with Granny Smith Apples
All year long, I look forward to the time when sweet, local peaches are in season. Here in Connecticut, they have finally arrived and I cannot get enough. Today on Better Connecticut, I showed Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun the recipe for my favorite peach trifle, with lemon verbena, mascarpone, Lillet Blanc and tasty Entenmann’s All Butter Loaf Cakes.Thank you to Entenmann's for contributing cakes for all audience members! WFSB 3 Connecticut Foodie Fatale’s Fresh Peach Trifle INGREDIENTS 2 … [Read more...] about Foodie Fatale’s Fresh Peach Trifle on Better Connecticut
I had great fun celebrating National Doughnut Day today with Scot Haney, guest host Kristen Taekman and the Better Connecticut crew. We couldn't stop eating these irresistible Baked Doughnuts- and neither could our audience! We also had fun discussing my recent post: Top 5 Doughnut Shops in CT. Thanks to King Arthur Flour for the great recipe and baking pans. BAKED DOUGHNUTS, Recipe Courtesy of King Arthur Flour Recipe Summary Hands-on time:15 mins. Baking time:10 mins. to 12 … [Read more...] about Easy Baked Doughnuts: Foodie Fatale on Better Connecticut
When I think back to the last few summers, the memory of each is infused with the taste of a particular cocktail.It's in my nature to "go on a kick" when I really love something and these drinks proved worthy of my passion. As the summer of 2014 approaches, consider trying them (click on hot links to read their original posts..) Cin cin! 2011: My Mother's Cucumber Martini THE CUCUMBER MARTINI Ingredients Vodka 1 lemon 1 cucumber Simple Syrup (Sugar and Water) Fresh … [Read more...] about Foodie Fatale's Top Four Summer Cocktails: 2011-2014
"Egg-in-a-Hole" "Spit in the Eye" "Hole in the Middle" "Surprise Egg" ("Surprised Egg") "One-eyed Egyptians". "Toad in the Hole!" ("Toad-n-holes") "Floating Island" "Guy Kibbee Eggs" My great Aunt Phil cooked the food that was the heart of my family and my childhood. When my young mother married my father and became part of the family, Aunt Phil taught her to make "Egg-in-a-Hole." On very special days when I was little, my mother would make this for me. I loved watching her use … [Read more...] about Egg-in-a-Hole