Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Chicken Cacciatore

Classic Chicken Cacciatore Picante. A fabulous recipe to grace the family dinner table, or to share with friends. Even great for a potluck! It is colorful, filling, and full of flavor.

Sharon commented that her whole family loved it, and a great send-off before their fabulous trip to France!

Vicki, being a fellow vegetarian, didn't sample this dish but her husband thought it was very tasty (high marks coming from a Northern Italian of a Southern Italian dish).

Elle made hers to celebrate a family dinner before Mother's Day and got rave reviews from the in-laws.

Next up, yorkshire popovers for a change of pace!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

All-American French Toast with Raspberry Sauce

French toast, photo courtesy of Elle

February brought us Valentine's Day, which means all things sweet, lovely, and of course, red!

Rose's french toast delivered on all these things and more. Making sure to use an eggless, dairy-free bread is the trick to getting the bread to soak up all that delicious batter. Stacked double and covered with strained yogurt and a lovely homemade raspberry sauce, this is a fantastic addition to a sunday brunch or breakfast in bed.

It was a delicious lazy morning treat for Elle's family (she used honey-sweetened ricotta instead of the yogurt) and Vicki thought it was a sweet treat, perfect to have on Valentine's Day.

The Trellis French Roasted Garlic Soup

Soup in a bread bowl, photo courtesy of Vicki

What a way to kick off the inaugural month of the Cook-Along! We all had great success with this decadent, hearty soup from Rose's cookbook. Made with oven-roasted garlic, leeks, potato, and several other yummy ingredients, it's a sure-fire hit should you choose to make it.

Vicki loved the garlic so much she added extra, and left the texture unstrained to give it a silky yet rustic note.

Sharon also met with success and noted that the soup is delicious enough without even needing to add all the heavy cream (a great idea for anyone who wants to indulge but not have too many calories).

Elle had never cooked with leeks - or roasted garlic! - before and thought it was a delicious lesson in soup-making.

Next up on the agenda - All American French Toast with Raspberry Sauce!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Let's Get Cooking!

Hi everyone - and happy New Year! What better way to ring in 2016 than starting to cook some amazing recipes with a fabulous group of people from all over the world?

Just to get everyone on the same page, here is how we're envisioning the process will go:

  • Every month will have a featured dish from Rose's Melting Pot
  • You will have that entire month to bake the dish and post the results on your blog
  • We'll post the "Roundup" (a summary post highlighting everyone's results) the following month
  • If you didn't get a chance to cook - no problem! We will be retroactively updating the Roundup as people post. So don't worry if you miss the deadline. This is meant to be a fun, stress-free environment!
  • We also thought it would be fun if, when posting your monthly dish, to have fun highlighting what else you made with the dish (ie, if it was lamb stew, did you serve it with a special veggie side dish or homemade bread?) Have fun with this, and be as creative as you want!
  • Please email or post in the comments the direct link to your cooking blog (Blogspot and Wordpress are both great options and free to use)
  • Fellow Melting Potters can also join our private Facebook group for community chatting and dialog. It's a great way to ask questions and connect with each other
  • The best part - Rose herself has offered some updates to the cookbook recipes and we will be utilizing them as we go!
  • The more the merrier, if anyone else would like to join then just give a holler!
If you have any questions, please email us at rosesmeltingpotters (at)

Here's our first three months. Post holiday season, we wanted to keep things simple to start off, and we'll do our best to arrange things seasonally appropriate to make sourcing ingredients easier.

January - The Trellis French Roasted Garlic Soup (pg 4)
February - Perfect American French Toast with Raspberry sauce (pg 215) 
March - Grandma Sarah's Lamb with Prune Glaze (pg 153 -- will be updating per Rose)

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Welcome to Rose's Melting Potters! Most people know Rose Levy Beranbaum as the award-winning author of outstanding baked creations; few know that she is also an excellent cook and author of two books, Rose's Melting Pot and Rose's Celebrations. These two books contain many of her beloved family recipes. Rose has graciously given her blessing for us to cook together out of Rose's Melting Pot.

The host for this cook along is none other than Elle from Pancake-Croissants. We will cook a pre-chosen recipe once a month. To participate all that is required is to own or have access to the book, Rose's Melting Pot, and a blog where you will post your creation with photos. If you are interested, please send in a request to for more details.

We are excited to start this cooking journey and the first three individuals to sign up will receive a free book! While Rose's Melting Pot is out of print, there are many copies available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other book sites.

Let's get cooking!