Project candle-light: The husband’s birthday dinner. Shrimp bisque and Cajun blackened steak recipes I tried from The Joy of Cooking. (Recipe) 

I wanted to do a little something special for the husband. Have never tried cooking a romantic candlelight dinner for him so I thought perhaps it will be a good time to try. I just bought a second-hand copy of the cookbook The Joy of Cooking, and my, oh my! I wished I had gotten the book sooner! Based on my earlier success with a few recipes, I decided to try a soup recipe and a steak recipe from the book. Just something simple to prepare, because I will be baking a birthday cake that day. Now, that is quite an adventure too and I will blog about that in a separate post. Read More »