Author Archive for Sheilah Kaufman

Summer Entertaining Made Easy

June, July and August are full of holidays, entertaining and festivities. I love summer entertaining, sitting outside minus the gnats and mosquitoes and enjoying my family and friends. I love to cook ahead, so I don’t have any last-minute cooking to…

It’s Almost Lavender Time

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I just discovered the most engaging, beautiful cookbook: “The Art of Cooking with Lavender” by Nancy Baggett (80 recipes with 70 photos). This book will teach you how to get started cooking with lavender, how to choose it, how to harvest…

Recipes for Passover and Easter

Chef Becky Foulk’s “Cooking Soup to Nuts” offers hope, help and some wonderful recipes that can be used for Passover and Easter. This cookbook, full of easy, mouthwatering dishes and color photos, was written to honor Becky’s mother and to support…

Scallops

Scallops

I was about 25 years old when I was introduced to scallops.  I was taking French cooking classes, and one of the first recipes we made was Coquilles Saint-Jacques/Scallops in White Wine Sauce.  It was love at first bite. Along with developing a love…

Wonderful Things About Russia … Its Food

Darra Goldstein is a college professor in Russian studies, a world-renowned food scholar, and an award-winning cookbook author. She has written at least a dozen books, including “A La Russe: A Cookbook of Russian Hospitality,” “High Society Dinners: Dining in Tsarist Russia,”…

Treats for Your Valentine

Say “I love you” with these wonderful new treats served to your family and loved ones for Valentine’s Day. Not all treats have to be full of sugar or chocolate, but I have to have my chocolate since it is…

New Recipes for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving! I love to try new recipes for the holidays. Here are a few that are sure to please your family and friends. Add them to your culinary repertoire. They’re great! Vickie Reh’s Cottage Cheese Salad Sometimes eating leads to…

Fall Is in the Air

These fall recipes are ideal for serving as the weather changes or for celebrating fall holidays. Smoky Tea Cornbread Chef and educator Laurie Bell, owner of Great Falls Tea Garden, is a Certified Tea Specialist and Cordon Bleu-trained chef. She…

I Love New Recipes

I have been testing and loving many new recipes this summer, and here are a few of my favorites. I hope they become your favorites, too. Debby’s Mocha Mistake Cookies Debby Vivari shared this recipe with me. It seems when she…