How To Make Zuppa Toscana By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Tutorials Modern Classic Italian Recipes Game Day Entertaining RebeccaGordon Southern Entertaining ButtermilkLipstick Southern Hostess Pastry Chef TV Cooking Personality Party Menus Birmingham Alabama

Cooking Classics: Zuppa Toscana

Cooking Classics The Technique Zuppa Toscana Zuppa Toscana is a traditional Tuscan soup prepared with bread, beans, kale, potatoes & aromatic vegetables. Tomatoes or zucchini may sometimes be found in this hearty soup as well. This version does not have bread added to it but most certainly should be served with it. A homemade artisan […]

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The Basics. Kale By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining Party Menus Pastry Chef Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama

The Basics: Kale

Cooking Essentials The Technique Kale  Kale is a leafy green member of the cabbage family that can be relied on in the winter months to provide valuable nutrition during meal time. It offers a faint bitter flavor to salads, sides & main dish recipes. Although available year round from your local market, kale is grown & […]

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Cooking Classics. Ribollita By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining RebeccaGordon SouthernHostess ButtermilkLipstick Southern Entertaining Pastry Chef TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama How To Make Classic Italian Recipes Ribollita

Cooking Classics: Ribollita

Cooking Classics The Technique Ribollita Ribollita is a traditional Tuscan soup prepared with bread, beans, kale & aromatic vegetables. Cabbage or chard may sometimes be found in this hearty soup as well. Be certain to use homemade artisan bread such as Ciabatta as it makes the meal even more special & look to The Basics: Cannelini […]

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Baking Classics How To Make Ciabatta By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining Party Menus Pastry Chef RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama

Baking Classics: Ciabatta

Baking Classics The Technique Ciabatta Ciabatta is easily recognizable by it’s flat, rectangular shape that may be scaled into various sizes from rolls to loaves. The Italian term translates quite literally to mean “slipper”.  It was created in 1982 with the purpose of crafting something comparable to the French baguette. One point to note is that the dough […]

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The Basics. Olive Oil By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining Party Menus RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Pastry Chef TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama

The Basics: Olive Oil

Cooking Essentials  The Technique Olive Oil Olive oil offers good flavor & versatility when cooking & entertaining. It may be used to season dishes or sauté vegetables for soups, side dishes & entrees but it also may accompany homemade bread for dipping in place of butter. Extra virgin olive oil in particular has long been […]

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How To Make Pasta e Fagioli By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary Entertaining Techniques 5 Cooking Baking Tutorials Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials Party Menus How To Make Pasta Soup With Beans Family Meals Dinners Suppers RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess Pastry Chef TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama

Cooking Classics: Pasta e Fagioli

Cooking Classics The Technique Pasta e Fagioli Pasta e Fagioli is a traditional Italian soup that translates to mean “pasta & beans”. It’s a filling soup packed with valuable nutrition. The the cannellini beans are a great source of vitamins, minerals, protein & fiber. Be certain to serve with a homemade artisan bread such as […]

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Southern Entertaining The Basics. Ditalini Pasta Classic Italian Recipes By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Tutorials How To Cook Pasta

The Basics: Ditalini

Cooking Essentials The Technique Ditalini Ditalini noodles are a petite pasta style ideal to use in soups. They may be added to them about 8 minutes before the cook time is up or boiled separately & tossed in just before serving to keep the noodles from over expanding. I prefer the latter method when I […]

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The Basics. Dried Cannelini Beans. Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Age Day Entertaining Pastry Chef RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama

The Basics: Cannellini Beans

Cooking Essentials The Technique Cannellini Beans Cannellini beans may be served by themselves or cooked & added to a variety of recipes from soups & stews to main dishes. Puree them with a bit of olive oil & fresh lemon juice, then season the beans further & you have created a delicious appetizer that may […]

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The Basics. Antipasto By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques

Winter Entertaining: Antipasto

Winter Entertaining The Technique Antipasto A beautifully arranged collection of cured meats, cheeses, fruits, marinated vegetables, relishes & jam is a lovely way to get casual or elevated gatherings underway. Antipasto platters are designed to be served quite literally “before the meal”. They may be as simple or as lavish as you so please & […]

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The Essential Guide To Classic Italian Recipes

Cooking Classics The Technique The Essential Guide To Classic Italian Recipes Getting family meals on the table that taste great & appeal to a wide variety of palates is no easy feat. However, with a bit of planning & forethought, you can create recipes & meals that may be prepared whether entertaining beckons or quality […]

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