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The Crepe Vine, Issue #002 -- Jazz Up Your Weeknight Dinners Tonight!
March 01, 2010

Welcome to the The Crepe Vine, your monthly personal guide to all about crepes! Read along and learn how to jazz up your weeknight dinners.

crepes filled with pork, ham and cheeseEasy Crepes for Weeknight Dinners. From subscriber Sarah Beth Robbins of Asheboro, N.C.: I've made crepes for breakfast before but would like to try them for dinner. As the mom of two teenage sons, I'm always looking for alternatives to pizza and burgers. What are some easy week night recipes for crepes?

Great question, Sarah Beth! Crepes make easy weeknight dinners when you keep your fillings simple. As pictured above, try our Cuban Sandwich Recipe for Crepes. Or, try our Philly Sandwich Recipe or Quick Chicken Parmesan Crepes.

Want a vegetarian option? Rich from Not Just Recipes recommends our Cornmeal Crepes filled with broccoli florets and this great recipe for spicy veggie chili.

potato crepes filled with shepherd's pieHappy St. Patrick's Day! Whether or not you're Irish, why not try a new spin on a classic dish? We recommend Cheesy Potato Crepes Filled Shepherd's Pie.

Not through celebrating? Go "green" at the dinner table with our Spinach Crepes. Try them topped with our Easy Mushroom Sauce. And while you're at it, don't rule out other Irish classics such as corned beef and cabbage or steak and Guinness. These dishes would taste great rolled up in crepes.

Other New Recipes From World of Crepes:

New Recipes from our Visitors:
  • Crepes from India: Ruchika from Houston, Tex., shows us how to make crispy semolina crepes and traditional Indian dosas. Thanks Ruchika!
  • Crepes with Eight Fillings: Kroocrew of Saraburi, Thailand shares hints and secrets for making traditional Asian Goojeolpan. Thanks Kroocrew!

New Recipe in Honor of A Crepe Vine Subscriber:

  • Elvis Crepe! This special recipe was created in honor of World of Crepes fan John Graham, who is determined to start a "Crepe-A-Looza!" Look out world!

dessert crepes topped with butterscotch sauceRecipe Preview Just for Subscribers! If you like the flavor of butterscotch, you'll want to try our recipe for Dessert Crepes Topped with Butterscotch Sauce and Chocolate-Toffee Sprinkles. In the same time it takes to microwave a jar of store-bought sauce, you can whip up your own. Try it with a sprinkle of chocolate-covered toffee chips over vanilla ice cream. Finger-licking goodness!

clipboard with TipTip of the Month: If you make crepes as much as we do, you'll love this time-saving shortcut, which I learned about in a cooking forum. If you're planning to make a baked crepe recipe such as our Chicken, Artichoke and Spinach Crepes, it's only necessary to cook the first side of the crepe. They actually roll up a little easier if they're softer.

Have a burning question about crepes? A tip or technique of your own that you'd like to share? Join the Conversation or Add Your Own Comment or Tip! We'll feature the best tip from subscribers in the next edition of The Crepe Vine.

Crepe-Making Trivia: Interested in learning more about the orange, which is one of our favorite ingredients for crepes? Check out Facts About Oranges. Learn about the history, nutritional value and types of oranges available.

We hope you enjoyed reading The Crepe Vine as much as we enjoyed sending it to you. We welcome your comments, which may be sent simply by replying to this email. We hope you'll let us know if you found this issue useful and interesting, and if you have any suggestions for improvement. Meanwhile, until next month, stay well, eat well, and keep flipping those crepes!

Warmest wishes,

Ashley and Gale
World of Crepes

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