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Category: Main Courses

Julia’s Omelettes

“If you can read, you can cook.” Julia Child, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In the introduction to the 40th Anniversary edition of her iconic cookbook, Julia Child explains that her goal was to write the recipes so that anyone who could read would be able to make the dish and have it turn out exactly as expected. Her directions are detailed and easy to follow; the omelette recipe is 8 pages long, with illustrations! This book…

Zucchini Pesto Tart

Baked, raw, grilled or sautéed…don’t let anyone tell you that zucchini is only in bread or steamed as a side dish! I’ve got a recipe to add to their list and set them straight, A Zucchini Pesto Tart! I have been itching to get a spiralizer ever since recipes have been popping up all over the internet and front and center in the cookbook section and cooking magazines. This one was one of those gadgets I…

Mom’s Oven-Fried Chicken

My mother doesn’t like to cook but she always managed to put a good, healthy dinner on the table for our family of six. One of her Sunday specialties was Oven-Fried Chicken. Even before all the research about low-fat and frying, she loved cooking the chicken in the oven because it was much cleaner and quicker (and cooler) than frying on top of the stove. I have adapted this recipe from hers. The change I made…

Lamb Chops and Orange Glazed Carrots

I sometimes hesitate to serve lamb to guests because there are those that say they don’t like it. One thing that we learned recently is that American grown lamb is less “gamey” than New Zealand or Australian lamb. Here is an article with more information on lamb, its flavor, regions where lamb is raised and popular lamb cuts. So for the folks that say they don’t like lamb, I say try it my way…

Spicy Classic Pan Fried Catfish

When you think of Soul Food, what food do you think of? Maybe BBQ Ribs and Fried Chicken? Or black-eyed peas and collard greens? Certainly you think of cornbread and peach cobbler! Well, did you think about Pan Fried Catfish? Yes, that’s right, that is the dish we were assigned to bring to Debbie and Phil’s Scrumptious Soul Food Gr8 dinner. Although frying fish was a first for me, I was excited to bring this classic southern…

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