Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Croissants with Fresh Strawberries

okay, technically this is a puff pastry turnover.
A croissant would need to be crescent shaped........but, a turnover allows for smaller pastries with a higher chocolate to pastry ratio ......either shape results in delicious decadence.....and so easy!
Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, your favorite dark chocolate, raspberry jam, a 400 oven and 14-16 minutes
Grand Cru Abinao Bar 2.46oz


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cheese Ravioli Alfredo

for those fortunate ones who need to gain weight

Perfect Hash Browned Potatoes

Begin with fresh potatoes, never frozen, preferably yukon gold. Shred with an old fashioned hand shredder, not a food processor, place in colander to remove liquid-pat dry with paper towel, add fresh cracked pepper and sea salt (fresh, minced herbs if desired), toss into hot pan ( just about to smoke) with a TB of olive oil, cook 4-5 minutes, turn and cook additional 5 minutes...
....do not disturb spuds in between turns. ..serve immediately...tiny splash of malt vinegar is heavenly!

Broiled Crispy Skin Salmon

Fajita Quesadilla and Black Beans