I am participating in the 2013 Asheville Wine and Food Festival Grand Tasting! I am so excited and really look forward to a great day celebrating the food and wine of Asheville and the Western North Carolina mountains. I will be doing a cooking demo and highlighting recipes from my cookbook – Laurie Bakke’s Cookbook. [...]
Print Honey Wheat Pita Chips These are a healthy and popular version of pita chips ...
Exciting news! The Fountainhead Cookbook Book Club has invited Laurie to join their group on ...
Print Chewy Pecan Squares Serving Size: 20 Large Squares This is a wonderful combination of cookie and candy, with the crumbly crust serving as counterpoint to the chewy caramel topping. The pecan squares are wonderful to cut up in fours and mix with other pick-up desserts.IngredientsCrust 1 1/4 lbs. Unsalted Butter – at room temperature [...]
Print Horseradish Crusted Grilled Salmon Salad with English Cucumbers, Capers and Fresh Dill Serving Size: 4 to 6 Instead of tuna salad for lunch or a light dinner, I decided to try a simple salmon salad. I have been obsessed with salmon salad because it brings just a different edge for a light [...]
Print Stuffed Gourmet Meatloaf Serving Size: 8 to 10 Part of the “Dinners to Go” line-up from the Cafe, this wonderful dish makes an excellent choice for a dinner party, family meal or for a great sandwich the next day.This is wonderful served with Stuffed Red Potatoes with Basil Pesto and Balsamic Grilled Asparagus with [...]
Shrimp, Corn and Avocado Salad with Sherry Cilantro Vinaigrette Print Shrimp, Corn and Avocado Salad with Sherry Cilantro Vinaigrette Serving Size: 6 to 8 This is a fantastic main dish to serve as an entree or on a buffet menu. It is best served with some very crusty grilled homemade bread It is packed full [...]
I had a great day at The Tree and Vine http://www.thetreeandvine.com in Knoxville, TN on Saturday, the 20th of July. Terry Karlsson and I set the date back in May. I was excited to make a road trip for a signing! I had the pleasure to work with Paul Karlsson and their incredible staff on a sunny [...]