Potato LeekTart

I’m sad to say this dish was just not very photogenic.  It has great flavor and was a big hit with family and friends but I just couldn’t get a good picture so I had put off posting it.  However, it was very tasty and I’ve been requested to put it up...
The Daring Cook's Challenge: Tomato Consomme

The Daring Cook's Challenge: Tomato Consomme

I admit it, I took the easy way out this time.  As much as I love soups and really wanted to go all out, I’m preparing to travel to California to serve 40-50 people on Sunday (family, including a group from Canada who I can’t wait to see) and then another...
Roasted Sweet Vidalia Onions

Roasted Sweet Vidalia Onions

I am a picky eater, everyone knows it including me.  Not only that, I’m inconsistent.  Many things I will only eat certain ways – mostly cooked.  I don’t like unmelted butter, don’t eat too many raw vegetables, especially raw onions and never,...

Quinoa with Fresh Asparagus and Tomatoes

In my not so successful quest to be more healthy (since the very next day I made mac & cheese with bacon), I decided to try making Quinoa since I’ve read about its benefits so much lately.  Here is a great article.  While treated like a grain, it is actually...

Tomato Basil and Bacon Tart

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cold butter 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water 4 Roma tomatoes 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Italian four cheese blend (or mozzarella) cheese 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 4 cloves of garlic peeled and sliced thinly 1...