Crostini Party

Just recently I hosted a party at a friend’s house. I wanted it to be easy, no-fuss and low-impact, so I decided on a make-it-yourself crostini party. As long as people know what a crostini is, you are good to go. I searched out the most Italian bread I could find – not light and… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Rice Pudding

Rice, milk, sugar, cream, vanilla. Sometimes I lament the fact that fabulous, classic recipes go out of fashion. I love the current movement both for reinventing the classics and also for serving them just the way they were. When winter is in full flight, one of the most comforting desserts in the entire world must… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Pasta, beef schnitzel, mushroom, Worcestershire sauce, sour cream. This is a very simple version of a classic dish from way back before we were all born… It requires tagliatelle pasta, sour cream, mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce and beef schnitzel. Put the pasta on to boil in lots of salted water. Slice the schnitzel thinly… [Read More]

Do or Diet: Baked Ricotta

Pearl 27: Bouboum The French have a term “Bouboum”, which means overweight and dumpy. French words are so pretty, aren’t they? Well, this is not one that we want to be using. One of my favorite how-to-eat books, French Women Don’t Get Fat, is all about the finer things in life – the best food,… [Read More]

Boo Hoo and Thank You

This blog post is mostly about people. I have been so smiled upon by the gods (that’s code for God) to have had the most amazing people come into my Margot Unlimited world and be the perfect person for that moment. My daughter, Chanel, who spend interminable hours on TAKE 5 AND COOK – THE… [Read More]