The Elegant Cook

M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Cook Notes

Grown in the West: Palouse and Blue Bird

Posted on September 13, 2015 at 8:30 PM

M-J's Elegant Ravioli

Posted on June 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Home-Made Pasta all'Uovo (Fresh Egg Pasta) Is Easy to Stuff with Your Favourite Ingredients
M-J's ravioli contains Parmigiano cheese, cottage cheese, a beaten egg, pine nuts and parsley.
©M-J de Mesterton, Elegant Cook 2015

M-J's Elegant Baked Alaska

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

M-J baked two individual meringue-covered desserts on oven-proof McCoy plates. These small baked Alaska plates are perfect for an elegant luncheon. 

Baked Alaska, an Elegant Dessert

Individual Baked Alaska desserts were prepared on oven-proof McCoy "brown drip" plates.

M-J's Simple Instructions:

Classic pound-cake is hollowed-out in the middle, filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with meringue, and baked for a few minutes until the edges are lightly-browned.


©M-J de Mesterton 2011

Elegant Artichoke Casserole

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 2:45 PM

 Fresh, dry spinach and canned artichoke hearts are arranged in a buttered baking dish.
Softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and a little milk to facilitate spreading, are whipped together into a topping.
The assembled artichoke-spinach casserole is baked in a medium-hot oven for 35 to 45 minutes.
©M-J de Mesterton 2015

Pasta Papillon

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Pasta Goes Formal in M-J's Home-Made Bow-Ties