Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Broccoli & cheddar, the ultimate merger of vegetable and coagulated milk solids. Just like everyone else in the Midwest (and everyone else in the U.S.), I’ve probably had a variation of this soup in every single chain restaurant (i.e. TGIFridays, Max & Erma’s, Chilis, Big Boy, etc). And the kicker is that I can’t think of … More Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Soft baked eggs with a pretentious French name.

Actually, ‘oeufs en cocottes’ isn’t that pretentious. It means ‘egg casserole’ (at least per Google translate) but most translate it as ‘eggs in pots.’ Saying the French name just makes me feel like an ass. Perhaps it is my horrid pronunciation (likely) or my habit of sticking my nose in the air when attempting–and failing–to … More Soft baked eggs with a pretentious French name.

Homemade whipped cream. Enough said.

Thursday it was my turn to host book club. My book for “The Classic Challenge” was Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles.” Like Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights,” “Tess” is a romantic tragedy. But “Tess” actually has characters who are likable and have souls. Moving on, the real reason behind this “Challenge” book club – other … More Homemade whipped cream. Enough said.