Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This was an experiment that worked out. Real, REAL good. I needed to use up some pumpkin puree after shooting my homemade pumpkin puree video. I remembered a recipe I made several years ago, a butternut squash and shrimp soup with a coconut milk base, that was AB FAB. And you know, pumpkin is so similar […]

Mini Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

I was researching choux pastry to see what other kinds of things could be done with it (it’s so fun and versatile if you’ve never tried it, start here with gougeres and then make churros) and I got stopped in my tracks when I spotted this recipe for choux au craquelin. I was like, what? […]

Chorizo Cornbread Dressing

Chorizo cornbread dressing video (scroll down for printable recipe) I guess it was two years ago now that I came up with this variation on my grandma’s cornbread dressing recipe. I say “variation” but it’s so far from her recipe that it really should be in a class of its own. This is a very […]

Roast Duck

Kyle Williams has been asking me for a duck recipe since at least early 2012 and it’s taken me until now to figure out how to do it. I’m sure I’m not alone in being a little intimidated by duck. Unless you hunt them yourself, or you live in England where the Christmas Duck still […]

Grandma’s Gingerbread Recipe

Gingerbread Muffins Recipe video (Scroll down for recipe) Grandma used to pick me and little brother up from school every day for years — all through elementary school. (Actually, Grandma also used to drop us off at school lots of mornings, too. She drove one of those cars that’s really long and solid with lots […]

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes are great and all, but twice baked?! Yes, ma’am! I was going to just do this recipe a la casserole but something weird has happened to me through making this show and that is that I have begun thinking of food not only as delicious sustenance, but . . . as . […]

Pumpkin Pasta Penne

Pumpkin Pasta Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card I came up with this recipe to serve our friend Diane who graciously and generously offered to edit the newest version of Learn to Cook with her cruelly capable eagle eyes. In true ladylike form, she has also not made me cry at all or […]

How to Make Gougères aka Choux Pastry

How to make Gougères Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe To Begin to make Gougères you must first make Pâte à Choux, aka Choux Pastry I first learned how to make Shoe Pastry when I was living in New Zealand, dating the ChefBoy, and learning all kinds of neat-o Real Chef Things. Things such […]

Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe

[Ed note: I really need to take new pictures of this bourbon pecan pie!] Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. As the only granddaughter living in the same city as my paternal grandmother, I was the one gifted with her mother’s recipe collection last year. It brings me incomparable joy […]