Lobster Bisque Scalloped Potatoes

Lobster Bisque Scalopped Potatoes
This Scalloped Potatoes dish is beyond decadent, it’s even crave worthy… Born out of our current shopping challenges, I was forced to get creative when I couldn’t find what I was looking for and had to figure how to create the dishes I wanted with what I had, or what I could get. I love Wegmans Lobster Bisque from the soup bar and as you know there are no open food bars in the grocery stores. Well, as fate would have it they did have it in containers so I bought a few…. Long story short, I wanted to make Scalloped Potatoes but couldn’t get milk that day so I improvised with what was in the refrigerator… and wait till you see what I used to substitute milk. (I’ve also now used the bisque as a pasta sauce adding shrimp, crab and scallops). Continue reading

Mushroom & Gruyère Soup

Mushroom and Gruyere Soup 3

Last weekend I made a cheese sauce that I like to serve with my Baked Sweet Potatoes. Well, today I paired the sauce with the mushrooms I had in the refrigerator that needed to be used. What a great combination…the nutty cheese pairs beautifully with the earthy mushrooms. I have to say it was my best mushroom soup yet! Continue reading

Herb Marinated Curly Shrimp with Fresh Dill Flowers: Revisited

Herb Marinated Curly Shrimp With Fresh Dill Flowers
Dill is again growing in wild abundance in my herb garden…so I’m revisiting a dish that is a perfect use of some that lovely dill…”One of the things I love about dill are the yellow flowering dill tops. These flowers are not only beautiful, but they are also edible. They have a very concentrated dill flavor and look stunning on any plate. If you have dill in your garden I encourage you to use the flowers. Just for fun and to impress my lunching friends I cut the shrimp in half lengthwise so when I cooked them they would curl up. It also creates a better bite for a salad or appetizer”…  Continue reading

Sweet Potato Fries With Swiss & Gruyère

Sweet Potato Fries

While we are all being ‘Alone Together’, I find I am really missing some of my favorite restaurants and foods they made. One of the things I miss is sweet potato fries. While I don’t fry at home, I decided to make them my healthy baked way. Coating the fries in egg whites gives them the crunchy outside without the fat. Then topping them with a lovely sauce of cheese didn’t make me feel so bad. They were really delicious! Continue reading