I think I am officially an Ina convert. I love her — well at least her recipes. Tonight we had our weekly family dinner and I prepared Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic from the Barefoot in Paris cookbook — delicious. In fact, I looked over at my parents’ plates during dinner and all that was left was bones. We served it with mashed potatoes and green beans.
For dessert I made this fantastic Espresso Gingerbread Cake from Fine Cooking. If you like gingerbread you MUST try this cake. The addition of the espresso adds a great flavor to the cake and it bakes up just the way we like gingerbread cake — moist on the inside and a little chewy on the edge. And for those of you wondering where the craftiness is, I’ll be back tomorrow with a hat for Katrina — just in time for our first batch of the white stuff.