Here's a little Ina trivia: did you know she was a nuclear policy analyst at the White House during the Ford and Carter administrations? She also has a pilot's license!
I've tried several of Ina's recipes - all with great success! She is one of my "go-to" chefs whenever I'm at a loss for what to make or find myself short on time. I've found many of her recipes to be quite simple as far as the ingredient lists and preparation go, but they all make for stunning presentations. Dinner guests always think the meal was much more difficult and time-consuming to prepare. Here are a few of the recipes I've already featured here:
Linguine with Shrimp (or Chicken) Scampi
Roasted Parmesan Broccoli
And here's two more I know you'll love! They're wonderfully easy and deliciously tasty. How easy is that?
Ina's Country French Omelet
3 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup potatoes, peeled, 1-inch-diced
Barefoot Contessa's Fruit Crunch Sundae
- 1 cup quick-cooking (not instant) rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons good honey
- 8 to 10 strawberries, small-diced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 pineapple, small-diced
- 2 cups vanilla yogurt
Combine the strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple in a bowl.
In 4 ice cream sundae glasses, layer first the fruit, then the yogurt, and the cooled granola alternately until you fill the glasses.