• Cookblogging

    Spring Cleaning

    You may notice blank spots where photos used to be on some of the older recipes here at Crouton’s Kitchen. Over the years we uploaded a lot of cooking and food photos to the server our blog lives on, and we were running…

  • Cookblogging,  Meats

    Photoblog: Dinner with Friends

    Crouton dusted off his braised beef short ribs recipe for yesterday’s dinner. This is the one where the ribs cook in a 200°F oven for 11 hours, a recipe he originally learned from Poulet en Crote’s son, a professional chef.…

  • Appetizers

    Ditalini’s Scotch Eggs

    Ditalini recently learned how to make Scotch eggs, the popular pub appetizer. While we were in Las Vegas with our family for Thanksgiving, she walked daughter-in-law Truffle and grandson Pesce through the process. Notes It’s a lot easier to buy…

  • Cookblogging

    Comments Are Open

    Dear friends, Dilalini and I have opened the comments again, which means you can weigh in on recipes and posts here at Crouton’s Kitchen without having to register and log in. We started requiring commenters to register and log in…

  • Cookblogging

    Family Fourth of July Cookblogging

    Our grandson Pesce stayed with us during the last part of June, joined on the 2nd of July by his parents, Baguette and Truffle, and his Aunt Escargot, our daughter. Escargot’s boyfriend Manzo Bistecca rolled in on the 3rd, and…

  • Meats,  Technique

    Slow-Braised Short Ribs

    This dish is from Hugo Ortega’s Backstreet Kitchen cookbook. I prepared it for a cooking club dinner the other night, and it was a hit. Although it may appear complicated, it’s actually easy to prepare (if you don’t count peeling…

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