Delicious Summer Soups

Usually you think of soup as an autumn or winter food, but truthfully, nothing beats a great summer soup. Tomatoes, eggplants, summer squash, onions, and basil are all natural classic combinations that are hard to get wrong. But … [Read more...]

Short Rib Bourguignon Soup with Toasted Horseradish-Chive Baguettes

A short rib bourguignon soup with horseradish-chive bread to sop up all that delicious juice is just the ticket for these last few days in Texas. It has been drab, cold, damp and dreary to say the least! Not spring-like at … [Read more...]


Garnishing is simply any attempt to add color and/or flavor so as to accent or dress up a dish you are serving. A garnish ties everything together! Whether you are cooking at the White House or just at your house, it can go a … [Read more...]

Vegetable Stock Recipe

A vegetable stock has no animal products, therefore it has no gelatin content. Use a vegetable stock when preparing vegetarian dishes or as a lighter, more healthful alternative when preparing sauces and soups. You can use … [Read more...]

Tips for Cooking Lamb

When it comes to cooking lamb, I am always amazed at the number of people who automatically and fervently proclaim their distaste for the idea. All they know for sure is that they don't like lamb. Period. Every now and then, … [Read more...]