Thursday, June 21, 2012

Have you heard? Pinterest is a great resource for recipes and so much more! Check out Laurie's boards to see over 800 pins which feature some wonderful ideas. Good stuff!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Laurie helps support The New Southern Garden Cookbook!

Laurie really enjoyed her evening at The Fountainhead Bookstore on Tuesday, June 12th!! Sheri Castle, another known chef/author, was one of the many guests which made the evening even more special. Check out the beautiful presentation of the Smoked Trout Salad in Cucumber Cups (below), a recipe from Sheri’s new publication “The New Southern Garden CookbookThis dish was prepared by Laurie and some of the other cookbook club members in support of their fellow chef/author. And, to top it off  – they even got to sample them!

Sheri Castle & Laurie Bakke

Smoked Trout Salad in Cucumber Cups

Sheri Castle sampling the tasty dishes from her new cookbook

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Laurie Bakke is featured in the June issue of WNC Magazine!

You may shell your summer peas on the porch with a bowl in your lap or buy them cleaned from a tailgate market. No matter how you procure these little green beauties, Hendersonville Chef Laurie Bakke, author of Laurie Bakke's Cookbook, has a fresh pea dip recipe worthy of their wholesome flavor. Visit WNC Magazine online or pick up a copy of the magazine today!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

And, here are some great "side ideas" for those Grilled Summer Dishes!

What goes perfectly with Grilled Lamb Burgers, steak, and most other grilled summer dishes? Zesty Sweet-Hot BBQ Tater Fries & Grilled, Caramelized Red Onions! Two yummy creations, one of which, the Sweet-Hot BBQ Tater Fries, was adapted from the 2008, summer issue of Bon Appetit

So give them a whirl yourself and make that summer menu just a little more exciting by visiting Laurie's Facebook page or Laurie's web site for more details!

                                                      2008, Summer issue - Bon Appetit

Friday, June 1, 2012

National Burger Month....Grilled Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend with their families! If you missed this wonderful dish I posted on my Facebook page last week  Laurie Bakke's Kitchen, then take a moment to check out this scrumptious recipe by visiting my web site today:

A perfect twist to a yummy summer dish!