Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gorganzola Cream Sauce

Did I tell you about the world's greatest white sauce? Ryan took me to Cafe Pro Bono in Palo Alto a few weeks ago (we got a babysitter and everything!), and we had THE most divine dish of pasta. No kidding. Divine.

The dish is called Susan's Downfall, and their menu describes it as "cheese and herb ravioli with gorgonzola and toasted almonds." The cream sauce was so delicate, with this amazing depth of flavor...I can't even describe it!

So of course I decided to try a gorganzola cream sauce at home. (After all, I'm almost back to my pre-baby weight. I deserve it, right? haha) I found a well reviewed recipe online and gave it a whirl. I'm sorry to say somethings are just better left to the pros. I have no idea how that Cafe Pro Bono makes their sauce sing, but mine just didn't live up. It was still good; don't get me wrong. Just not the same.

So there you have it. A food saga. This was probably of absolutely no worth to you, unless you live in the Bay Area, in which case, GET YOURSELF OVER TO CAFE PRO BONO!

**As a side note, no, I don't usually saturate our pasta with sauce like the above picture. :) I just reallllly wanted to make sure you could see it in the photo.I think I was a little overzealous.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake

I've been cooking up some good food lately but failing in the photo-taking department. The food gets devoured before I have a chance! But please do hop on over to Smitten Kitchen and try out these strawberry shortcakes. DIVINE! I had my doubts when I was making them if they'd really be any better than Bisquick, but I was wrong. Buttery, flaky deliciousness.

Photo from Smitten Kitchen (Will sub with my own as soon as I manage to take a picture of these babies!)

By the way, I prefer my whipped cream with sugar and vanilla added in during the whipping. I think her recipe whipped it plain.

Happy day-after-Independence Day!