One of the items on my Life List is to cook all recipes in a cookbook. For this challenge, I chose Ina Garten’s (aka Barefoot Contessa) Back to Basics, which has been awesome.
Total completed: 90 of 90 (I removed some I won’t be making due to dislike/intolerance of a particular ingredient or inability to find ingredient where we live)
Cocktail Hour (completed 9 / 9) CATEGORY COMPLETE!
Bruschetta with Peppers and Gorgonzola
Juice of a Few Flowers
Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
Soup (completed/not doing 8 / 8 ) CATEGORY COMPLETE
Chilled Cucumber Soup with Shrimp (Not doing – not a fan of cold soups)
Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup
Lobster Corn Chowder (Not doing, out of season and husband not a fan of seafood in anything creamy)
Pappa al Pomodoro (crossing off – I’m not a fan of bread in liquids)
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Curry Condiments
Lunch (completed 11 / 11) CATEGORY COMPLETE!
Mache with Warm Brie & Apples
Old Fashioned Carrot Salad
Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts
Truffled Filet of Beef Sandwiches – crossing off – can’t find ingredient
Dinner (completed/not doing 21 / 21) CATEGORY COMPLETE!
Bay Scallops Gratin (won’t be doing this one – husband cannot eat scallops)
Easy Sole Meuniere
Mustard Roasted Fish
Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper
Roasted Turkey Roulade (crossing off – not a fan of stuffing) Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches – (crossing off – ingredient difficult to find) Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter – crossing off, can’t find ingredient
Tuscan Lemon Chicken
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Vegetables (completed 14 / 14) CATEGORY COMPLETE!
Baked Potatoes with Yogurt & Sour Cream
Baked Sweet Potato “Fries”
Celery Root & Apple Puree
Creamy Cheddar Grits (crossing off – unable to find grits where I live)
Garlic Ciabatta Bread
Pan-Roasted Root Vegetables
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
Dessert (completed 14 / 14) CATEGORY COMPLETE!!
French Apple Tart
Honey Vanilla Fromage Blanc (crossing off – can’t find the ingredient)
Honey Vanilla Pound Cake
Old Fashioned Gingerbread
Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
Breakfast (completed 13 / 13) CATEGORY COMPLETE
Bagels with Smoked Salmon & Whitefish Salad (crossing off – neither my husband and I care for the ingreidents)
Baked Blintzes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce (crossing off)
Date Nut Spice Bread