Author Archives: Gretacooks

About Gretacooks

Foodie and artist:

When life gives you lemons, make lemon sauce.

When life gives you lemons, make lemon sauce. Enjoy mini angel cakes with tangy lemon sauce! Continue reading

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As American as Apple Crumble?

It’s Election Day and, can I just say, that this election is more frightening than Halloween? I don’t know how the rest of the country is coping, but my fingers are crossed for a miracle. This is the year for miracles, … Continue reading

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Before sliced bread, there was flour.

Before sliced bread, the Cubs won the World Series. I keep hearing this as a reference to how long it’s been. Well, things change. The Cubs are on top again, and I’m learning about flour. Continue reading

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Hazelnut Chocolate Molten Cakes, now Gluten-free!

I have widened my scope to experiment with some lesser known (and gluten-free) flours. Today I learned to love hazelnut flour. Thanks Bob’s Red Mill!   Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken Bouchées (aka: succulent roasted chicken in a flakey pastry cup!)

I’ve been a little distracted… I’ve been remiss in my food blogging, although I’ve been cooking up a storm! I appreciate everyone who continues to follow my blog, despite the hiatus, and I promise to be more prolific moving forward. The good news … Continue reading

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Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

Flakey buttermilk biscuits are a Southern favorite. If you’ve been following my blogs, you know I didn’t inherit strong cooking genes. My sweet Southern grandmother, bless her heart, made biscuits (naturally!) but they were “Cat Head biscuits” – meaning if you threw them at … Continue reading

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’tis the season for Rhubarb Roulade!

Rhubarbs have been sort of a mystery to me for years. Until now, I’d never cooked with rhubarbs, nor had I actually eaten rhubarb before last summer (a wonderful strawberry-rhubarb pie), but by the time I realized how good they were, the season had ended.  Luckily, the … Continue reading

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Plating pretty: Individual Chocolate Key Lime Cakes

A friend of mine asked me to create a dessert for a six-course dinner he was serving. Since mine was the last of some very impressive (and somewhat heavy) dishes, I wanted to make something light and fruity. I chose … Continue reading

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Anytime is the right time for Brioche!

Classic french brioche. Slightly sweet with a soft biscuit-like center and a crispy crust, it’s unlike any other dough. Of course, it’s also packed with butter and takes serious time to make. But that’s true of anything worth enjoying, isn’t it?  Love doesn’t … Continue reading

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