Lemon Curd

To me, a curd is lumpy, but not this recipe for traditional lemon curd. This is smooth and lemony without being overly tart. It is great on desserts, cookies, waffles and in hot tea (try it!). It is quite nice to have on hand and can be added to sauces for a citrus kick or in your salad dressings. It is also rather tasty from a spoon.

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp

If you make your own BBQ sauce, please use it! If not, use your favorite store-bought brand and doctor it to the way you like it. Sometimes just combining equal parts honey and BBQ sauce is really tasty. My homemede BBQ recipe can be found here.

Veal Demi Glacé

Every kitchen should have a great Demi glacé on hand.  The depth of flavor cannot be replicated, slow roasting and time are crucial to making a deep brown, clear and shiny finished product.  I make this recipe 2-3 times per year, freezing it in small batches for later use. 25 lbs. Veal Bones 8 onions…

Cold Seafood Salad

There are times when salad is good, and there are times when it is fan-freaking-tastic.  This salad is of the second sort, at least I think so; my husband, on the other hand, thinks calamari is “squishy” so he does not enjoy it.  In fact, he doesn’t like any kind of squishy food:  marshmallow or…