Easy Does It # 33 – Brie and Capocollo Pie

> > As  I have mentioned before, I love to prepare my own pizza dough, pie dough, tortillas, fresh pasta, and a myriad of other things which are usually better (although not always) when home made. On the other hand, sometimes this is just not very practical or sensible, for example at times when there is […]

Easy Does It # 32 – Italian-Style Sausage and Peppers

> > This  dish proves once more that the simple things in live can give us great pleasure. Unfortunately, it can also proof that even the simplest thing can easily be screwed up. I have never ordered this in an Italian restaurant, but I remember well that Maria used to order it often and that […]

Easy does it # 31 – Mushroom & Gorgonzola Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

> > And  the award for best twice-baked potatoes goes to………… No need to explain the virtues of this dish, just look at it and imagine it would be in front of you right now (anyone for a steaming, hot beauty ?)……….. 🙂 > Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > > > […]

EASY DOES IT # 30 – Cinnamon Roll And Fruit-Pudding

Dear  Friend’s, Although most of the followers of ChefsOpinion are culinary professionals, there is also a large segment of followers who are just starting to enjoy cooking on a slightly higher than basic level. I have therefore decided to publish, under the moniker “Easy Does It“,  from time to time some very basic recipe variations of dishes […]

Easy Does It # 29 – Home Made Chile Oil

> > You  might ask yourself what’s the point in making your own chile oil, since you can buy it everywhere? The simple answer is quality and heat-level, since you have control of the quality of the chiles you use as well as the quantity of seeds you incorporate, by buying your own Chinese Red Peppers.  (Or […]

Easy Does It # 28 – Banana-Walnut-Cake Pudding

> > So  I am walking down the “forbidden” cake-isle at Publix, heroically ignoring every sweet temptation that beckons, almost reaching the end of the line and – BANG – there it was, the most delicious looking banana-walnut cake loaf you can imagine. Now, from my ( past 🙂 ) experiences with the Publix bakery department, their […]

Easy Does It # 27 – Strawberry Croissant

> > While  I was shopping early this afternoon, I was nostalgically remembering the old German tradition of  “Kaffee und Kuchen”. In Germany and Austria, between lunch and dinner, there is traditionally a short break for a social gathering around a piece of cake or two (or any other Pastry) and a hot steaming cup […]

Easy does it # 26 – Char Siu Bao

> > Dear  Friend’s, Although most of my followers are culinary professionals, there is also a large segment of followers who are just starting to enjoy cooking on a slightly higher than basic level. I have therefore decided to publish, under the moniker “Easy Does It“,  from time to time some very basic recipe variations of […]

Easy Does It # 25 – Griddle Ham & Cheese Sandwich

> > Let’s  face it and admit to the truth – no matter how passionate we are about good food, not all meals we consume must be and can be culinary masterpieces or be completely homemade in order to make us happy. In cooking, as with love, sometimes a loving hug will do it instead of a few […]

EASY DOES IT # 24 – Potato Salad

> > This  potato salad is a far cry from the one I usually make at home, which is “Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat” (Swabian Potato Salad), which does not contain Mayo or any other “stuff” besides potatoes, onion, stock, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar and sometimes herbs and/or bacon. This one is a VERY different baby, but just […]