When ever I hear the words chicken divan I imagine Audrey Hepburn in white gloves, smiling gently and talking to friends about flowers and the books they’ve read. It always just sounds so elegant — and it’s supposed to be. It was the brain child of a chef at New York’s Divan Parisienne restaurant in the early 1950s and was nothing like the squishy, salty stuff that passes for Chicken Divan now. Continue reading
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I associate summer with the aroma of strawberries permeating every molecule of air in the house. The kitchen would be fragrant with tangy-sweet berry smells as my dad sat at the table hulling flat after flat of ripe strawberries and my mother kept an eye the shimmering garnet colored jam as bubbles slowly rose to the surface and popped, almost in slow motion. Each pop led to a burst of the scent of fruit. Continue reading
Pasta is one of my go to meals. Nearly everyone loves it, you can create a variety of sauces, you can use it as a main or a side, and best of all – it is super quick. One of my favorite ways to have pasta is just fettuccine coated with garlic butter and topped with black pepper and a sprinkle of Parmesan. It takes ten minutes.
This Chicken and Fettuccine with creamy basil sauce is not quite that quick but almost. The sauce is basically cream cheese, fresh basil, and a touch of garlic. Continue reading
A few weeks ago Marc and I were grocery shopping and as we were wandering through the bakery section he spied a cake in one of the cases. It was a rectangular, chocolate layer cake with green filling between each layer and a fudge type frosting on top. When I looked at his face I just knew. For at least that moment in time I had been replaced in his heart… Continue reading