When big, beautiful artichokes come to market, I can not resist. Artichokes Provençal is one of my simple favorites from No. 2 From the Garden Cookbook. I devised the recipe so that one artichoke could serve two-always a little jewel. Continue reading Artichokes Provençal
This recipe is a take on my Mom’s total comfort dish of Pork Chops and Rice. We have not been eating as much pork, instead turning to chicken. Drumsticks are down home, kid friendly and also budget conscious. My son once had me step outside the kitchen to surprise me with some chicken and rice, of course sans the wine. The red wine and garlic are newer adult additions to the family recipe. The basics are always a little jewel. Continue reading Skillet Chicken & Rice
Well, just a few cookies are needed during this confinement. This smallish recipe makes about 5 of the most buttery chocolate chunk cookies, not to mention this is one bowl recipe. It’s ok, it’s Just a Few Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Bijouxs Little Jewels from the Kitchen. Continue reading Just a Few Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Spring is here, a bounty of fruit & vegetables begins. In spite of my land-locked condition, a small local meat market began carrying fresh vegetables, there I found the most luscious asparagus. One of my favorite ways with asparagus is this recipe via Lee Bailey, a chef whose food and life truly embodied Beautiful Food By Design.
I am feeling my French roots in this Italian dish, classic Braised Artichokes Romana, a simple little jewel for Spring. Continue reading Braised Artichokes Romana