It is thanks to Julia Child and her Volume Two of Mastering The Art of French Cooking, that I am making this recipe. The chocolate and cocoa spattered pages are a testament to how many times I have made this over the years. Naturally, Julia uses butter; and I encourage […]
Toasted almonds give everything more flavor and crunch! Prep time: 20 minutes
Many years ago, when my children were still in school, we traveled to Paris for Winter vacation. Naturally, we visited the Louvre. After several hours of actually seeing the amazing art and sculpture that we had just read about; we had to feed the troops. A close friend of mine […]
What red wine, vegetables,and herbs do to the humble beef cube is simply spectacular! Hint: Make this recipe a day or two in advance. The flavors only get better!
I love, love, love Stuffed Artichokes. Get them really big and stuff them to the top and you have a meal- probably lunch! Get them a little smaller and add less stuffing and you have a wonderful first course. This is definitely a messy one to eat so be prepared […]
Delicious, beautiful and easy to prepare! What more could you want of a recipe? Okay, yes, you do have to peel and core the pears; but the results are worth it. If you have ripe pears, the coring is easier and the poaching takes less time. The good news is […]
Florentines are lace cookies with the addition of minced candied orange rind. Yes, you can buy the orange rind; but trust me, if you make your own, the results will be worth it- and you have the bonus of snacking on the leftovers! Note: Do not refrigerate or freeze! […]
These cookies look like lace and taste like crisp caramel! Many years ago, when I was teaching a dessert class, one of my students asked me if one had to use a toothpick to make the holes in the cookies. Watch these cookies bake the first time you make them. […]
Tangy, Candied Orange Peels are the garnish your desserts are missing.
This recipe is so easy and yet looks so elegant! You can serve it two different ways: 1. Layer the potatoes and apples directly into the greased oven to table baking dish and cut slices directly from this dish. 2. Line the baking dish with baking parchment and layer the […]