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Poulet Dijon

Poulet Dijon

Ingredients: 2 pounds chicken pieces 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot, minced 2 sprigs tarragon (plus additional for garnish) 2 cup dry white wine 1 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard ¼ cup crème frâiche Directions: Preheat oven to 375º. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. In a large sauté pan, heat the [...]

Cashew Cream Lasagna

Cashew Cream Lasagna

By Jennie Cook Who Wants Seconds? Sociable Suppers for Vegans, Omnivores & Everyone in Between Jennie will be discussing and signing her newly-released cookbook on Friday, October 18th, 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. If a vegan is coming to dinner, this lasagna would make them very happy. It’s a classic white lasagna with a dairy-free [...]

Salade Verte

Salade Verte

Salad Ingredients: 4 strips good-quality bacon, uncooked, cut into small pieces 2 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled ½ cup green apple, cut into matchsticks (skin on) ¼ cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped 6 ounces soft-leafed lettuce, such as mache or butter lettuce, or a spring mix Vinaigrette Ingredients: 2 tablespoons good quality red wine vinegar 1 [...]

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Sometimes the tastiest eats are more “assembled” than cooked. Fifteen minutes to put together; gorgeous presentation; a creative twist on the layered dip idea…and absolutely scrumptious. Ingredients: 16 ounces hummus, approximately ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese, approximately 2 cucumbers, diced 2 red bell pepper, diced A few tomatoes, diced Kalamata olives, diced Directions: Spread hummus [...]

Tarte aux Tomates

Tarte aux Tomates

Ingredients: 1 large white or yellow onion, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons sugar 1 package puff pastry, defrosted but kept cold 2 large or 3 medium-sized ripe tomatoes 1 tablespoon fruity olive oil 1 tablespoon capers 1 ounce chevre (goat cheese) Directions: Heat butter in large sauté pan, add onions and sugar, [...]

Chez Cherie’s Gougeres

Chez Cherie’s Gougeres

Ingredients: 2 ounces butter ¼ cup milk ¼ cup water ½ cup flour Pinch cayenne and several grinds of black pepper 2 large eggs, room temperature ¾ cup grated gruyere cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, milk and water, and bring to a boil. When butter is melted, [...]

Chocolate Soufflé á al Julia

Chocolate Soufflé á al Julia

Thank you to Chez Cherie for allowing Hometown Pasadena to attend the Summer Bistro cooking workshop. We have an article in the works about that enjoyable evening, and more recipes to come!  Chocolate Soufflé à la Julia Makes 2 Ingredients: 1½ tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons sugar—2 tablespoons for the base and one [...]

Fiore’s Divine Roast Chicken Sandwich

Fiore’s Divine Roast Chicken Sandwich

We cannot thank Bill and Anne Disselhorst enough for sharing with Hometown Pasadena readers their recipe for the absolutely divine roast chicken sandwich. They have released a delectable treasure unto the world. Ingredients: One 4.5 pound whole chicken Olive oil Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper Chicken broth Homemade Fiore bread (recipe below) Mayonnaise Burrata cheese [...]

Sangria!

Sangria!

Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine 2 cups orange juice 1 can club soda Sliced seasonal fresh fruit 1-2 shots rum (or brandy or triple sec) 2 tablespoons sugar Directions: Place fruit (I used a plum and a white nectarine), rum, and sugar together in refrigerator for an hour or more. Chill all other ingredients. When [...]

Traditional Spanish Gazpacho

Traditional Spanish Gazpacho

Have some extra tomatoes in your garden that you’d rather have on your table? Look no further than Jennie Cook’s traditional Spanish gazpacho, a summer classic perfect for a California August. This recipe is excerpted from a chapter of Who Wants Seconds? on Spanish cooking, which Jennie fell in love with during her travels in [...]

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