There's absolutely no comparison between supermarket pre-made cream cheese and homemade cream cheese. They are a world apart. And once you start making this super-simple cheese, you'll never purchase a pre-made brick or tub again! Homemade cream cheese is rich, creamy and extravagant, even when it's made from milk. Homemade cream cheese can be made from milk (like French Neufchatel) or from whipping cream (like Mascarpone), from 18% cream (hence its name) and from the milk of cows, sheep, and goats. By substituting homemade cream cheese into your favourite recipes, you can transform the dishes into gourmet affairs of the heart. Your guests will rave about your new creations. But be careful...if you tell them you made the cheese yourself and you tell them how easy it is to make cream cheese, you'll be either trafficing in cheese cultures or be making it for all your friends. I certainly have! In this book you'll discover how to prepare cream-cheese-inspired simple and gourmet dishes and how to harmonize this dishes with their most suitable wines. Some of the recipes in this cookbook include: Mini Potato Skins with Homemade Cream Cheese and Caviar Toasted Walnut Pate Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Melt Mashed Potatoes with Truffle Oil, Garlic and Caramelized Leeks White Cheddar Antojitos with Roasted Red Peppers Roasted Tomato Soup with Cilantro Crab Cheesecake with Asiago Sauce Salmon and Dill Cheesecake Gateau with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Basil Mac and Cheese with Wild Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts with a Truffle Oil Drizzle Prawns with Yellow Pepper and Ginger-Cream Scallops in Orange and Ginger Cream Grilled New Yorkers with Roasted Garlic and Blue Cheese Pate Lamb-Beef Burgers with Orange Mint Mayonnaise Cream Cheese Torte with Fresh Peaches Marbleized Frambois Cheesecake
Paco LeSoto, a dapper retired detective, and Molly Mesta, a witty housekeeper/cook, team up as an endearing pair of sleuths. They encounter murder and mayhem among the residents of Black Rain Corners, a quaint Maryland town on the Chesapeake Bay. When a million-dollar painting and a jeweled antique key suddenly disappear from Marche House mansion, hidden rooms, locked doors, and dead bodies embroil the town's elite Historical Society in sizzling scandal. Trapped in the web of suspicion are a psychoanalyst, an alcoholic gambler, a mob enforcer, an iron-pumping gigolo, and an art dealer from the Orient. Paco and Molly set out to expose the mansion's terrifying secrets.