Uncategorized

  • faves,  Pie,  Recipes,  Uncategorized

    The Best Pie Crust

    The best pie crust, in my humble (pie) opinion, is this all-butter pie crust which I have tweaked over the years. It has a great flavour, is flaky and doesn’t leave the roof of your mouth feeling greasy as shortening based crusts tend to do. Plus, I just don’t like shortening. 😛 Gabi’s Best Pie Crust 2-1/2 cups unbleached All Purpose wheat flour 1 cup cold, cold butter, salted or unsalted as you have on hand and cut into small bits large pinch of salt if using unsalted butter, smaller if using salted 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, can omit if making a savoury pie 1/2 cup of iced water  (a…

  • Uncategorized

    Some new happenings around here…

    Remember this post? Well I have had more mail about this cake than any other item I’ve posted. I have had a few requests for a tutorial on how to make the decorations. And to be frank- I’ve been a real slacker. I have promised but not set aside time to fulfill this promise. So I am committing to get that up this week. Also, I just got back from judging the St. Regis Chef’s Challenge at the Park City “Park Silly Sunday Farmers’ Market”  this afternoon. It was so delightful and delicious- I will be posting about it later this week as well. I’m back from a small hiatus and ready to get cooking!  A…

  • Uncategorized

    Carnitas Nachos and Margueritas- My Way

    For a very satisfying dinner on the patio, by the pool or just lounging about the table let me recommend one of our favourite quick dinners- Carnitas Nachos. Made at home- nachos resemble nothing similar to the day-glo cheese version of your favourite fast food joint. When you make them yourself you can control the layering and ingredients and make them just as you like. I, personally, love to layer fresh salted corn chips with onion, black beans, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese or a bit of Cotijo, some lovely home made carnitas (and some chilies when I’m feeling in the mood.) I bake my nachos for a few minutes…

Rss Feed Tweeter button Facebook button