Chips & Dip – For Dinner?

Chips and dips night was one of the absolute favorite meals of my childhood.  Looking back now, I know my mother did it because she couldn’t stand to think about feeding her horde of hungry people yet again, but at the time, with the self centered worldview of which...

Flowers & Tarragon

Are flowers ever more welcome than when they come from a friend’s lovingly tended garden?  Even better when they are coaxed by her through scissors placed encouragingly into the hands of your twin sons.  These in this picture were chosen and cut with enthusiastic...

Ham and Gruyere Quiche

Ham and Gruyere Quiche The secret to this easy quiche is in the richness of the cheese, and Julia's world-famous pie dough. When you put those two things together, and then add in some salty goodness from the ham - well, then you've got something that is worth a...

Steak Chimmichurri

Steak Chimmichurri This is a dish that has a huge wow factor. It looks great, smells great, and best of taste great. It is easy-peasy to make and you'll be superstar when you put it on the plate. Servings 4 Ready In: 20 Mins Good For: Feeling Easily Exotic About this...

How To Supreme Citrus Fruit – A Hands On How To Video

While The Supremes did let you know that you can't hurry love, here we are showing you how to supreme citrus, fast. Supreme is a a great way to elevate the presentation of fruit salad or garnishes. And this just can't be true, but the fruit SEEMS jucier when we cut it...

Chiffonade – A Hands On How To Video

In last week's Meal Plans by JuliaCooks, we needed to Chiffonade - here is a quick hands on how to - and while usually one chiffonades basil, any leafy or layered thing can be handled this way. I know chiffonade sounds fancy, but as you can see - it's really pretty...

Shakshuka with Sausages & Green Beans

Shakshuka With Sausage & Green Beans A spicy dish inspired by traditional North African cuisine, and our daughter. Servings 4 Ready In: 40-45min Good For: When you want something exotic... Inroduction About this Recipe This recipe is inspired by our daughter's...

Easy Flatbread Recipe

Wow, it’s June already. Since we are tied in to the school year schedule, this is an exciting, exhausting, transitional time. The school is packing in all the last learning, field trips, fun days, evening activities - more than seems possible. The weather is calling...

When There Is Not Much To Say, There Is Comfort Food

I was first introduced to the magic of the simple radish/butter/salt sandwich on one of Anthony Bourdain’s shows and my kids and I have been hooked ever since. I am trying to enjoy it this eve and think about being a good listener, appreciating cultures and how food...