Tarragon Chicken was one of my Mother In Law’s favorite “Ich Mich Pich” or 1-2-3 method of cooking. In other words, she preferred to use as few ingredients as possible and definitely avoided recipes with multiple steps. Just mix up your tarragon-mustard coating, dip and coat the chicken; then bake: […]
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 […]
String Beans tossed with olive oil, butter or melted margarine and toasted almonds are a classic! Whenever I prepare this recipe, I’m taken back to trips to Europe with my family and dining in the fancy French restaurants that were my parents’ favorites. It’s strange how a recipe can take […]
This recipe takes Mac ‘N Cheese to a new level. 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 […]
Boeuf Bourguignon- what red wine, vegetables,and herbs do to the humble beef cube is simply spectacular! And for your vegetarians- try this Tofu Bourguignon. They get all the flavors without the meat! 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 […]
Pears Poached in Red Wine and Cinnamon are 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 […]
Florentines are lace cookies with the addition of minced candied orange peel. 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! […]
Lace 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.