The Elegant Cook

M-J de Mesterton

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Elegant Pantry

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Elegant Pineapple Cake

Posted on December 28, 2015 at 12:05 PM
White or vanilla cake mix is prepared then poured over butter, brown sugar and pineapple rings in an oval Le Creuset baking-dish, and baked at 350° for forty-five minutes.  After fifteen minutes of cooling, an oval platter is placed on top of the pineapple upside-down cake, then turned over and the cake is elegantly inverted to reveal the delicious topping. The pineapple creates steam that makes the cake rise a little higher than usual, and imparts a lovely texture to this classic American dessert. ©M-J de Mesterton Click Here to Read M-J's Main Website, Elegant Survival

Elegant Salad

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:15 AM

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Christmas Treats from the 1960s

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM
Pineapple-Cream Cheese Dip with Ritz Crackers, and Candy Canes, Memories of Christmas in the Early 1960s ©M-J de Mesterton 2014 Click Here to Read M-J's Main Website, Elegant Survival

Elegant Pantry Update

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Elegant Dessert

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM

M-J's Brioche Recipe

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Visit M-J's ELEGANT BREAD page for her brioche-making pictorial and original recipe for this elegant Viennoiserie.

Elegant Mini-Tacos

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 9:40 PM
Taco seasoning by Tone's, chopped tomatoes, onion, celery, yellow capsicum (a sweet pepper), New Mexico red chile gravy, and ground beef, cooked together about an hour and mixed until very fine, makes a perfect taco filling in combination with grated mild cheese.
Miniature tacos are made with sautéed Guerrero corn tortillas, which are filled with a ground-beef-vegetable mixture and colby jack cheese. The bowl contains shredded Romaine lettuce and small strips of avocado, dressed with lime juice, cilantro (coriander leaf) and salt.
©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Pantry

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 1:29 PM
Grouping things in similar containers makes an elegant presentation in the pantry.
©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant St. Albray Cheese

Posted on January 14, 2011 at 10:15 AM

The very elegant and smooth St. Albray cheese from France's Bearn region in the Pyrenees mountains is formed in the shape of a flower, with sections shaped like petals. It makes an beautiful center-piece for a drinks-party table.