I don't pull out the recipe folder very often. I typically eat the same thing over and over when Matt's gone, and when he's home, he LOVES to cook (yay!), so he is often in charge of dinner. You can imagine, a former high school culinary arts teacher, pulling out the GIGANTIC recipe book (picture coming soon), full of my treasures from the culinary geniuses at Johnson & Wales University, the Culinary Institute of America, and the Arts Institutes of Tampa/Miami/New York, etc. I'm pretty excited, but also pretty aware that I am not in a fully equipped commercial kitchen complete with a salamander and 10 gallon floor mixer. *Take it down a notch, Sarah!* So I decided on Mexican stuffed shells (the lasagna of American-Mexican cuisine) and Raspberry Pavlova (a Russian, I think, meringue dessert that looks and sounds impressive, but is actually pretty easy to make). Pictures and recipes are below.
Mexican Stuffed Shells with slight modifications/specific recommendations (original recipe found at The Way To His Heart)
And because I often forget to take pictures of things for this blog, the picture credit also goes to The Way To His Heart
Raspberry Pavlova (original recipe by Nigella Lawson from Food Network)
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The above is Nigella's Raspberry Pavlova. The below is mine...but it tasted F.I.N.E and was made with L.O.V.E! (And was photographed by a crappy phone, my apologies.)
Happy eating from the Bayou!