All posts by Jan Robert

“Hole in the bone” Osso Buco

“Hole in the bone” Osso Buco

Osso Buco Although I am not much of a meat eater, there is something about slow cooked braised meats that I find so absolutely satisfying during these cold, bone chilling, winter months. I recently posted a story and recipe from...
SEASONAL SOUPS

SEASONAL SOUPS

Seasonal Soups When the temperature dips below 50, the skies turn gray and the winter winds blow, I begin to crave warm satisfying healthy foods. If you are like me, you probably spent the last several weeks from Thanksgiving to...
Plat du Jour

Plat du Jour

Balthazar’s Plat du Jour I am a hopeless Francophile loving all things French if for no reason other than that. If it is French than it must be good. Mais bien sur! On a recent trip to New York my...
Olive Surprises

Olive Surprises

Something old, something new. The twelve days of Christmas. Take me back to when no one counted calories and we thought it was absolutely fine to eat processed food. My mom used to make these for Xmas Eve and serve...
Lizby and Randy Eustis Christmas Milk Punch

Lizby and Randy Eustis Christmas Milk Punch

Every year on Christmas Eve, my friends and neighbors, Lizby and Randy Eustis, travel the streets of Covington in their decorated golf cart delivering Christmas cheer. Their Christmas milk punch packs a punch and definitely spreads joy throughout Covington. Rich,...
Tish Casey’s Stuffed Eggs

Tish Casey’s Stuffed Eggs

Stuffed or Deviled Eggs   My cousin, Tish Hellmuth Casey will be remembered for many things. One of her specialties which is expected at all family events from Saints games to birthdays to holiday extravaganzas are her stuffed eggs. Here...

Emily’s Mini Pecan Pies

Emily’s, Grandma Foley mini pecan pies My niece Emily loves to bake. We all look forward to family gatherings and Emily’s mini pecan pies. She inherited this recipe from Grandma Foley on the Turner side of the family. We are...
Chicken Liver Pate with Green Peppercorns

Chicken Liver Pate with Green Peppercorns

Chicken Liver Pate with Green Peppercorns Silver Palate A Robert family favorite!   6 TBSP butter ½ C minced onion 2 garlic cloves chopped finely 1 tsp thyme ½ C celery tops 10 black peppercorns 2 bay leaves 6 C...

Mini Beef Wellington

Mini Beef Wellingtons I am a food blog   makes 6 individual portions prep time: 1 hour cook time: 1 hour total time: 2 hours 1 TABLESPOON BUTTER 1 LB MUSHROOMS, FINELY CHOPPED 2-3 SPRIGS FRESH THYME SALT AND FRESHLY...

Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones

The twelve days of Christmas Something old, something new.   I thought it would be fun to transform an old favorite that is usually associated with breakfast and make it into a savory nibble for the Christmas Eve party. Scones…savory...