Salmon en Papillote

This week on I Heart Cooking Clubs, S is for September. We were challenged with making any dish that had one or two ingredients starting with the letter S. I chose Ruth Reichl’s Sole in Papillote but substituted for salmon as my husband does not like sole. Additional S ingredients were scallions and soy sauce….

Strawberry Shortcake

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs we were tasked with making Summer Sunday Suppers. There is nothing quite like strawberry shortcake for a summer dessert. The fresh strawberries are at their pique of ripeness and coolness of the whipped cream are a perfect combination. I made Ruth Reichl’s Strawberry Shortcake from My Kitchen Year….

Big New York Cheesecake

I have a co-worker whose favorite dessert is cheesecake. For his birthday, I made him this one from Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year. This recipe is a classic; chocolate crust, cream cheese filling, and a sour cream top. This was a big hit with the work crowd as well as my son whom I took…

Corn Pudding

I pulled out my copy of My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl and turned to the summer section. I was determined to complete more recipes from this book. Corn was on sale at my local Sprouts Market 6 ears for $1 so I decided to make this corn pudding recipe since it called for 6…

The Cake That Cures Everything

I Heart Cooking Clubs Monthly Featured Dish Cake From Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year. I have made this cake twice now. Once for an employee’s birthday at work and once for a family celebration. It has been a hit both times. I think this may be my new go-to chocolate cake recipe. This cake lived…

Sour Cream Bran Muffins

I Heart Cooking Clubs Morning Glories I was a Gourmet Magazine devotee. I kept my magazines for a very long time but I finally got rid of them in one of my moves. I did manage to keep a couple of issues of The Best of Gourmet. Now that we are cooking with Ruth Reichl…

Fannie Farmer’s Classic Yeast -Raised Waffles

I Heart Cooking Clubs Pantry Gourmet Waffles are the most requested breakfast item in our house and not just any waffles but yeast-raised waffles. This takes planning, you have to make the batter the night before. These waffles come out light and airy with a crisp outside, the ultimate in waffles in our house. The…

Applesauce

I Heart Cooking Clubs Snacks and Beginnings Nothing says Fall like a dish of homemade applesauce. This is not a dish I normally make but it sounded like a fun idea. Ruth states “applesauce practically makes itself” so I figured it would be pretty easy. The recipe calls for 6 apples, I used a variety…

Pumpkin Pancakes

 I Heart Cooking Clubs Monthly Featured Ingredient Orange Squash These pumpkin pancakes were a delicious Sunday morning breakfast. Flavored with warm spices cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, they really hit the spot. Pumpkin can be a heavy ingredient but the secret to this recipe is the whipped egg whites which keep them light. We used…

Lamb Chops, Baked Potato and Brussels Sprouts

I Heart Cooking Clubs Welcomes New Chef Ruth Reichl There is nothing fancy about this meal but sometimes it takes a recipe to get me out of my cooking rut. From Ruth Reichl’s latest book, My Kitchen Year 136 Recipes that Saved My Life. The book is part memoir and part cookbook which is organized…