Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Betty Bossi's Potatoes au Gratin (Kartoffelgratin Spezial)


These potatoes are a great comfort food when the weather is cold. This recipe comes from a Swiss cookbook and is very easy to make. The ingredients are simple and most people I know love potato dishes, so it's also a crowd pleaser. It tastes best out of the oven since the top layer of potatoes will have a slightly crunchy crust on top. Some people like to sprinkle cheese over the final layer of potatoes, but you can do whatever you prefer.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mustard Glazed Whitefish


I was looking for a simple fish recipe to make when I was visiting my parents. I came across this Indonesian fish recipe and thought it sounded like a nice alternative to my usual panko crusted variation. Though I did not find the flavor of this fish to be Indonesian at all, the mustard glaze make a nice, simple marinade. This recipe is simple and come together quickly, making it a great weekday meal option.


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Burnt Eggplant with Garlic, Lemon & Pomegranate Seeds



Last year my mom bought a cookbook thats I have been dying to try out. It's called Jerusalem: A Cookbook and has all sorts of delicious recipes in it. I started off with something simple since some of the recipes call for lots of ingredients and time. This recipe itself is really easy, but it take time to let the flavors soak in. I started making this late one evening and I wasn't able to finish it until the following day. The authors describe this dish, which I would classify as a dip, starter, or spread, as baba ghanoush without the tahini paste and with a sprinkle or pomegranate seeds.


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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spicy Chicken Curry (Murgh Masala)


I love trying out Indian recipes when I visit my parents. My mom has all the spices and both my parents love Indian food. This recipe comes from a great cookbook full of delicious Indian recipes. I didn't find this curry to be to spicy, so I added the serrano pepper. Feel free to omit it if you don't love spicy food. This curry has a lot of sauce, so it's best to serve this with rice. The curry also makes great leftovers.



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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Death by Chocolate


This is one of those really rich desserts that lives up to its title. I don't normally use cake mixes, but this was a last minute request by a friend. The recipe is easy to make and is definitely a crowd pleaser. If you don't like using cool whip, you can substitute whipped cream. Feel free to add more toffee if you like it, which is what I did. You can make this in a trifle dish or a smaller punch bowl.


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