Comfort Food and Easy Entertaining

As a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor I am often asked "What do you enjoy cooking when you're at home on a weeknight or entertaining guests at your table?" I started this blog to answer that question. Here I will share with all of you the recipes that I find delicious and comforting. Many of the recipes are my own versions of classic dishes, some are contemporary twists on old ideas, and some are discoveries I made while perusing my grandmother’s vast collection of cookbooks dating back to the early 1900’s. Please enjoy these videos. I have also included links to some of the published articles I have written recently. Please feel free to comment here or email me directly with any questions, comments or general thoughts. My email address and information on my catering, private chef and private cooking classes can be found on my website:

Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce

Makes 2-3 portions

12 Tbsp butter
4 large egg yolks, room temperature
3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Melt butter in microwave.  Skim off white foam from top of butter.

Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne in the blender.  Blend for 15 seconds.

With the blender running, remove center of cover and slowly pour in hot butter, leaving the settled milk solids in the bottom of the cup, blend for 30 seconds or until the sauce is thick.  Serve immediately.

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