Monthly Archives: April 2013

Red Wine Mushroom Filling for Tarts, Ravioli, or Pasta

This mushroom filling is so versatile you will want to keep some in the freezer for emergencies.  You can use it as a filling for savory turnovers, tossed with fresh pasta, or in tarts and tartlets.  I serve these mushroom tartlets each year at our Mardi Gras party and never have enough.  People rave about them.  In fact, I have… (more…)

Marinated Parmesan Dip

I love to have different dips and spreads available for guests to put on crackers and crostini when serving wine.  This is one of my favorites.  It is simply to make and lasts a long time in the refrigerator.  The flavors continue to develop for a long time.  Put it in a bale jar or some other pretty jar and… (more…)

Essential Kitchen Equipment 1

A lot of people ask me what is essential to a well equipped kitchen.  I like to have great tools – it makes it easier to get the job done without a struggle.  Here is some of the equipment I have in my kitchen. Good quality cookware.  I like All-Clad Copper Core.  It is expensive so if necessary, start with… (more…)