Gougères Galore

I love gougères! Gougères are French cheese puffs that are cheesy, airy, and utterly addictive. I first had them in Bourgogne on a family’s small vineyard. They served us gougères as a palate cleanser between our different sips of wine, and I couldn’t get enough of them. I knew I had to make them for myself, but getting the gougères to turn out like those at the vineyard wasn’t easy. After much trial and error, I have gotten them to … Continue reading

Personal Potato Gratin Stacks

David and I each have our own way of approaching a fully loaded dinner plate. I immediately try each of the vegetables and side items before moving on to the main portion, and I rotate eating all of the elements. David, on the other hand, heads straight for the meat. He might give the vegetables and sides a little taste, but they’re usually left on his plate and eaten last. But not with these potatoes. Just from watching him devour … Continue reading

Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

Cauliflower is having a good year. After years of neglect, cauliflower steaks are all the rage. Roasted cauliflower florets with golden raisins are popular too. And now, here is a really delicious soup to round out your cauliflower consumption. I love it. It’s my first successful puréed soup! I got a beautiful cauliflower in my vegetable delivery. I wish I hadn’t put it all into the soup because it was so sweet. I could only nibble on the little pieces … Continue reading