Ditalini’s Dutch Baby

Later this morning I’m going to photoblog the deMenthe family’s 4th of July feasts. That, along with this entry, will (I hope) signal an end to my long absence from Crouton’s Kitchen.

A long time back I promised to post Ditalini’s Dutch Baby recipe. Dutch Baby is a form of pfannekuchen or pancake, but this […]


A Traditional Christmas

I was on deck for Christmas Eve dinner. Since we didn’t have company this year, I didn’t make the usual pot of clam chowder. Instead, we treated ourselves to shellfish, our Christmas Eve fallback when it’s just family: a shrimp boil with steamed clams and lobster tails.

Christmas Eve seafood dinner

The surprisingly-fresh ingredients […]