An Evening with Thomas Keller and Ad Hoc
I love cookbooks. Last week I ordered Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller and Johnny's Iuzzini's Dessert Fourplay. I was pretty excited when they arrived today in the mail. I had actually looked at both of these books a couple of weekends before and thought they were certainly worth buying. Quite honestly, I'm not a chef. I don't pretend to be, which would explain why I had chose not to get the French Laundry cookbook. It's not that I don't think I could do the recipes. I can. The problem is…
Coronado Concerts in the Park - New England Cuisine
We enjoyed a long, warm and glorious summer weekend in Mayberry. Tourists swarmed the island, parking was non-existent, and the only option ...
Thomas Keller's Molten Chocolate Tart Recipe
Molten Chocolate Tart is the ultimate in chocolate - a warm, baked-to-order individual hot souffle-like mousse with a crackled, brownie-like exterior enclosing a molten chocolate center. This dessert is so good, so essence-of-chocolate, that it evokes the timeless chocolate puddings, moist cakes and warm souffle that linger in memory. Molten Chocolate Tart is the creation of the amply gifted Thomas Keller, whose restaurant, French Laundry, in Napa Valley, California.Though Keller calls it a…
Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
Thomas Keller's Coconut Cake - Thick Italian meringue is sandwiched between moist layers of cake,, topped off with sweetened shredded coconut..
One of the things that I've enjoyed the most about my blogging experience are the friends I've made along the way. Although I haven't met many other bloggers in person, I feel like I already know them, or that they (and you all) know me. Liz and I "met" in our shared online cooking forum but hadn't interacted much until I left her a comment about the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies she posted this spring. Liz found the recipe from Thomas Keller's cookbook, Bouchon Bakery, and I mentioned how…
Tri Tip - Easy Santa Maria Style Tri Tip made in the oven!
Tri Tip Roast is rubbed with a smoky spice mix, briefly pan seared to caramelize the exterior, then roasted in the oven until rare and tender. It's so good!
Recipes • Just One Cookbook
On this Recipe Index page, you will find all my recipes displayed in different categories. The best way to look for a specific recipe or ingredient? Simply use the recipe filter on the left to find it. Looking for gluten-free recipes? Just click on the Dietary box and you’ll find all my gluten-free recipes. Alternatively, you can just ...
Beef Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine with Spinach Mashed Potatoes
Adapted from Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home, this is an elegant, yet approachable way to prepare beef short ribs.
Tomato Sauce King
I’m not sharing this recipe to offend passionate tomato sauce lovers — though I feel it’s certainly a risk I’m taking. Nothing seems to enliven a cooking discussion like the debate over whether or not to add sugar, tomato paste […]
Split Pea Soup Thomas Keller Style - Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen
Thomas Keller’s French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley is among the top 50 best restaurants in the world. He has won many awards and has established several other restaurants in his illustrious career. Among them are Bouchon in Yountville, California, Per se in New York City and his more humble establishment, ad hoc, also in Yountville, where a different fixed price comfort dinner is served every night. I own both his French Laundry Cookbook and his ad hoc at home cookbook. My favorite is…
Butter Poached Lobster by Thomas Keller
Did you know that Thomas Keller invented butter poached lobster? In 1994, Thomas Keller began serving a butter poached lobster dish at his infamous French Laundry. In 1999, he shared the recipe with the rest of us when he published the French Laundry Cookbook. ''I wanted to find a way to cook lobster gently, so