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Life's Moments 
May 23, 2013 3:51 pm 
Updated: Jul. 6, 2013 1:25 pm

Life's Moments.  This is the task that we were given as part of the AllRecipes Brand Ambassador program for this month.  Specifically, mine was "Taste a New Food".  This was a real challenge for me as I have eaten all kinds of, what most people would think of as, weird foods.  I spent several days trying to think of something that I had never tried before.  It also must contain cheese, as our Sponsor for this month is Sargento.  I finally realized that I had never eaten a Souffle, never made one either for that matter. The dish also had to be something that we had created ourselves.   So, I started on my journey with a special Life Moment.  I first watched a video on AR of Chef John preparing an asparagus souffle.  Great information, however, he said that it would deflate before it got to the table and it did.  So, my second challenge was to photograph it while it was still in all it's Glory.  As I am not the best photographer in the world I was scared that I wouldn't get a picture that was good enough to publish.  Hah!  A Great Life Moment was about to happen.  I got a picture before it deflated!!!!  Very special moment.   I won't keep you in suspense any longer.  Here is my Cheese and Prosciutto Souffle<

  • 3 tablespoons butter plus additional for preparing dish
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash cayenne
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 oz prosciutto, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter 6 6 ounce ramekins generously. Set aside. Melt butter in a saucepan and add flour. Cook for a couple of minutes. Don't let the flour brown. Add cold milk. Whisk to ensure there are no lumps. Add egg yolks and mix thoroughly. Add cheese and prosciutto and combine. In another bowl whisk egg whites until fairly stiff. Fold the egg whites gently into the sauce mixture. Divide the mixture between 6 ramekins filling them to about three quarters. Place in oven and cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not open the oven door while these are cooking as they will deflate

I am so happy to have been given this challenge.  It was fun and interesting and of course, yummy.  I have some other thoughts in my head now for other personal recipes to create.  Well back to the kitchen for me. 


As a follow up, my second life moment has occurred with this recipe.  Sargento has picked my recipe as one that will be included in their digital cookbook.  How cool is that!!!  Here is the link if you would like to see the cookbook.  There are some fabulous recipes in there.

I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador(a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on - Thoughts from my Kitchen. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of me, pelicangal aka Jan Elton

May 23, 2013 4:28 pm
Yum!!! I've never made or eaten soufflé either! Now I'm thinking I have to try it. This sounds Deliciuos!!! Congrats on your commendation too!
May 23, 2013 4:34 pm
Thanks Staci, it was fun to make and try. It was very good. Hope that you and Jim have a great Memorial Day weekend. Miss you.
May 23, 2013 4:41 pm
Yum. I've never done a soufle before. One of these days! Your photo is totally AWESOME!
May 23, 2013 5:14 pm
One word - WOW! I was posting a request of my own, saw yours, so thought I'd drop by to say "Hi!" and you hit me this gorgeous photo? AND they're publishing your recipe? Color me impressed! :)
May 23, 2013 5:16 pm
Looks so yummy! Great job!
May 23, 2013 5:16 pm
Thanks Marianne, I appreciate it as I know that you take great pics.
May 23, 2013 5:17 pm
Thanks so much for your kind comments Lucylove. Hi right back at you.
May 23, 2013 5:18 pm
Thanks so much Kim.
May 23, 2013 5:42 pm
jan rocks! quick camera work. i bet jerry was like, let's eat already!
May 23, 2013 5:51 pm
hey jan, i thought of one you could use at your job...." hey i see you shaved your wart hairs. bless your heart."
May 23, 2013 5:53 pm
I love it Gary. Miss you and Claire so much. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and give my love to Moose and Gator. I know y'all have to be getting together this weekend.
May 23, 2013 5:59 pm
Love your photo. Looks good enough to eat:) Congrats on your commendation also.
May 23, 2013 6:04 pm
Thanks Manella, I appreciate you stopping by.
May 23, 2013 6:41 pm
Great photo! you think an old man can make this? Guess I'll have to try it.
May 23, 2013 7:17 pm
Of course you can b.d., it was really very easy. I just got scared by Chef John saying that they would deflate. Fooled him though. lol. Thanks for stopping by.
May 23, 2013 7:27 pm
For all the things I don't know how to cook or haven't tried, soufflé was one of my firsts. Your recipe looks good!
May 23, 2013 7:42 pm
I feel better now, I thought I was the only one who had never made a soufflé. I actually considered it once but Julia Child intimidated me. Yours is a work of art! Congratulations.
May 23, 2013 8:11 pm
This makes me smile. Soufflés were all the rage the first year I was married and I made them often. We were blissfully ignorant about the fat and calories and enjoyed them immensely. My many soufflé dishes rarely get used anymore and when they do it is never with the wonderful soufflés. ;(
May 23, 2013 8:19 pm
Cat Hill,Thanks for stopping by. Don't know why I never tried them before. I thought that they were difficult to make but actually it was not that bad. Appreciate your comments.
May 23, 2013 8:21 pm
Thanks Big Shots Mom, I am surprised that you were intimidated by Julia, she was always an inspiration to me. I have learned so much by watching her on TV. Anyway, I am here to tell you not to be intimidated by a souffle. I was totally surprised at how easy it was to make. I look forward to seeing yours soon.
May 23, 2013 8:22 pm
Thanks Marie C. I would love to see some of your recipes. Maybe you could post some of them here so that we can all try them. I would really enjoy seeing them.
May 24, 2013 2:37 am
Beautiful job! You should be proud.
May 24, 2013 4:42 am
Yummy and what a great photo. I really think you did an awesome job.
May 24, 2013 6:43 am
Jan it looks great! I've never made a souffle or tasted one either, in fact I would have to go buy the dish to make one in. The videos are a great help when you have no clue how to make something.
May 24, 2013 7:24 am
Your Souffle looks wonderful! Living at high altitude has presented many challenges when baking. I haven't tried a souffle yet. It is on my to do list!
May 24, 2013 8:45 am
Pelicangal, your photo is OUTSTANDING! Recipe saved! I'm gonna try making one.... That's how much you've inspired me! Thanks.
May 24, 2013 12:35 pm
Thanks everyone, sorry I did not get back to you earlier but I am stuck in the kitchen with dozens of chocolate chip cookies. We are doing a fundraising bake sale this weekend. I really appreciate all of your kind remarks, and I so hope that you will have as much fun as I did making a souffle. Happy Memorial Day.
May 25, 2013 6:22 am
Wow that looks delicious! I've never made a souffle either. It is on my "Things to Try" list though :)
May 26, 2013 10:16 am
Nice blog and beautiful picture of the souffle. Success is so sweet!
Jul. 6, 2013 1:25 pm
Hi! I feel so lucky to have found your blog. I am really enjoying it. Great photographs, as well. I live in Crescent City, near Pelican Bay, so your name caught my attention, then I saw that we were neighbors, so I thought I'd say hello, and let you know I am enjoying your blogs. Vicki
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I am semi retired. My husband and I both retired at the same time and moved to Brookings to be near the ocean and my sil. I couldn't stand the thought of staying home and cleaning house all day so I got a part time job. I now work 3-4 days a week and it keeps me busy.
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I love to cook all kinds of things. I try out new recipes all the time and I even cook lots of things that I don't personally like, for instance I do not like sweets but I bake cakes, cookies and breads for my friends and neighbors. I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador(a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on - Thoughts from my Kitchen. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of me, pelicangal aka Jan Elton
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always make beef wellington for Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Winning the Best in show and the Judges choice ribbons along with 11 other blue ribbons at the 2006 Curry County Fair. They were for canning. My pickle relish won Judges choice and my pineapple marmalade won best in show.
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Too numerous to list here in only 1000 characters. But one is when my husband and I were first together, I stayed home from work to cook his favorite meal (spaghetti and meatballs). I had just tried to open a can of tomato sauce when the can exploded and I was covered with it. He came home at just that minute and he about burst an artery from laughing.
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