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Roasted Chickpeas

I am obsessed with roasting. It is so much more flavorful than boiling, so much healthier than frying, and so much easier than sautéing. The only cooking method better than roasting is grilling; however, I don’t have a barbeque grill and our mini Foreman can’t really compare. I already love roasting asparagus, butternut squash fries, … Continue reading

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce is an emulsion of egg yolk, butter, and lemon and is notoriously difficult to prepare.  It should be, since it is one of the five sauces in the fancy French haute cuisine mother sauce repertoire, which also includes Béchamel, Espagnole, Velouté (check out my Chilled Corn Velouté), and Tomate. Third time was the … Continue reading

Spicy Butternut Squash Fries

I had some leftover butternut squash from making Butternut Squash Soup, and so I decided it would be fun to make some butternut squash fries.  I have made Baked Eggplant and Zucchini Sticks before but I didn’t want to bread these. I found a lot of recipes online that just suggested tossing the butternut squash … Continue reading

Truffled Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are the ultimate party hors d’oeuvre and so very easy to make.  All you have to do is boil eggs, take out the dry yolk and mix it up with some mayonnaise and spices, and plop it back into the egg white half.  I have been making my deviled eggs in the Classic … Continue reading

Spiced Wonton Chips

After baking my own Chili Lime Tortilla Chips (um from already made tortillas), I decided to try out another do-it-yourself-chip-flavor at home.  I had plenty of wonton wrappers leftover from my Wonton Baskets and decided to use some of the wontons to make chips.  These little morsels were sweet and spicy and quite addicting! Spiced … Continue reading

Chili Lime Tortilla Chips

Natalya and I have a massive chip and guacamole  addiction, and this summer we have probably consumed an average of 1 avocado a day.   We recently started fancying up our guacamole with mangos and pomengranate and so when I came across a recipe to fancy up tortilla chips with chili powder and cayenne pepper, … Continue reading