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Croque Monsieur

I made a fancy-schmancy French-style grilled cheese called Croque Monsieur. My recipe is slightly modified from the one I found on the Spruce Eats, in that I used Camembert instead of Gruyere and Black Forest tavern ham. Ingredients 1⁄4 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 slices sandwich bread 1 ounce Black Forest tavern ham Camembert 1 tablespoon butter (softened) While the first side of the sandwich was under the broiler I realised that cooking the one side for 5 minutes would burn…

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Oven Baked Bacon

I've cooked my bacon this way for several years. It's easy and simple. I like simple breakfasts. I like thick cut bacon but my family (except for my vegetarian wife) prefers the thinner slices. The bacon expert in the house, my daughter Kiran, says the thin slices cook more crisp. I'm still practicing and developing my technique for cooking super crispy bacon while preventing burning. But I think she's correct; the thicker cuts will produce chewier bacon while the thinner…

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