• Vegetables

    Crouton’s Smashing Potatoes

    There are plenty of smashed potato recipes on the net.  Here’s how we make them in Crouton’s kitchen: Ingredients 6 small to medium red potatoes 1 head garlic olive oil kosher salt freshly ground pepper Directions First, the big picture:…

  • Cookblogging,  Grilling,  Meats,  Vegetables

    TGIF Menu

    Which stands for “To the grill . . . it’s Friday!” around maison deMenthe.  Friday’s menu: grilled veggies, grilled zucchini & squash, grilled boneless ribeye steaks. I’ve described grilling veggies before, here.  Last night I used small potatoes, chopped carrots,…

  • Grilling,  Meats,  Vegetables

    A Night for Grilling

    An old friend is down from Las Vegas for the weekend.  We ate out Friday night and had a party Saturday night, so tonight, the last night of his visit, will be a quiet dinner at home.   Ditalini’s making a…

  • Stews

    Crouton’s Easy Beef Stew

    This is a simple one-dish stew you can prepare in the afternoon and serve for supper. Ingredients 1 lb chuck roast, cubed flour salt pepper olive oil 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, sliced 3 cans beef stock 1 can beer…

Crouton's Kitchen is using WP-Gravatar