As a kid, I spent hours thumbing through recipes daydreaming about food.
I relax by reading recipes in all types of form. My goal, is to organize my many cookbooks and recipes. My hope, is that someday my daughters will cherish these family favorite recipes.
Join with me, into the journey of my cherished recipes and the stories they unfold.
Thanks for stopping by my cookbook cupboard.
Enjoy The Journey! Sharon
I was fortunate when I worked in a Santa Monica,CA Dental office (yes, one of my many facets in life!) Our boss (Dentist) treated us on Christmas Eve took the whole office to Wolfgang Puck's "Ma Maison" restaurant. That's when I feel in love with his cooking expertise! I've personally found that you can never go wrong with his recipes and became a fan of his throughout the years.
So in Honor of Wolfgang Puck's Birthday,on July 8th I used my latest favorite tool in the kitchen!
Wolfgang Puck's Pressure Cooker,it's amazing! I've always been intimated by my Mother's Pressure Cooker for some reason..It just seemed like it would explode! So with my Christmas money, I bit the bullet and bought Wolfgang Puck's Pressure Cooker. It's so easy and I love the slow cooking results! I wish I had this when I was a working Mom, so if your a Mom get this it will save so much time and you won't regret the yummy results!
To top it off, it's a multi purpose appliance. It steam vegetables and cooks rice. So one less appliance in the kitchen! Another goal I have this year is to de-clutter our house!
With that in mind, I made a Minestrone Soup that came with the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker. I think it's better than other Minestrone soups that I've tasted in restaurants. I've done several variations to this recipe: sometimes I slice the baby carrots,used both pancetta and bacon but not together. I've used all variations in the liquid, I prefer the white wine myself! A little more savory and depth to it! love the fresh Thyme in this recipe, it's one of my favorite herbs this year!
And to top it off! Try dropping a teaspoon of fresh pesto and some olive oil in each bowl of soup right before serving...IT'S SOOO YUMMY!
Even if your not a fan of Pesto, it's a MUST TRY!:)