Tag: béchamel

Summer squash gratin with nutmeg béchamel (gluten free)


When the doorbell rings and you find a 2-foot tall little girl standing there holding an armful of fresh zucchini, you can’t help but smile. She’s shyly grinning while barely hanging on to the three large squash that are about the size of her arms. She hardly says a word, but you can tell how [continue reading...]

Spinach artichoke lasagna cups


Bite-sized party food makes me giddy. Itty-bitty cute packages of flavor that cause you to say “awww…adorbs” before digging in. The best part of fork-free party bites is that you can sample a bunch of different items from the spread without committing to giant portions…or …you can devour 20 of your favorite item without noticing just how [continue reading...]

Creamy scalloped potatoes


It’s been years since I’ve spent Easter with my family and I miss it. I miss the epic egg hunts in my parents’ backyard that always ended with a few unaccounted for hard-boiled eggs for the dog to discover later. I miss searching high and low for the basket of goodies the bunny hid somewhere [continue reading...]

Lasagna bolognese with béchamel


I love lasagna – layers upon layers of rich, decadent sauce, cheese, and pasta that offer up different flavors with each bite. What I don’t love about most lasagna is cooked ricotta cheese. It tastes like chalk when baked and is a colossal mistake when layered into one of the most savory comfort foods in [continue reading...]

The French enchilada: savory crepes with béchamel and roasted tomato sauce


Today is part two of my roasted chicken adventures. Instead of going through the hassle of cooking chicken for my crepes, I just pulled a leftover breast out of the fridge and was ready to go! After the meal was put together, we decided that the savory crepe is like the French version of an [continue reading...]