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Tag: French Recipe

Vols-au-vent:  Spiced Poached Pears with Hazelnut Sabayon

Vols-au-vent: Spiced Poached Pears with Hazelnut Sabayon

It was only a matter of time that I’d have to revisit the task of making pate feuilletee again.  My first run-in with the multi-layered French pastry dough was also my first Daring Baker challenge over two years ago.  The result was truly something that […]

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

It figures that after a rather extended break from blogging for the holidays, I’d surface to confess that for the first time since joining the Daring Bakers 18 challenges ago, I decided not to participate in the bake fest this month. I’m feeling quite sheepish […]

The Day Julia Child Kicked my Butt

The Day Julia Child Kicked my Butt


Welcome to the latest adventures of one Daring Baker.  This month I took on a challenge posed by bread guru Mary at The Sour Dough and the lovely Sara of I Like to Cook who really put me to task on this one.  Yessirree.  If you’d like to see the recipe, please visit their sites for the study in wonder.  I could think of a much worse way to spend and entire weekend than with the incomparable Julia Child, whom I love with all my foodie heart and sweet soul.  But this day will forever be referred to as The Day Julia Child Kicked my Butt.

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Roasted Chicken with Bacon and Mushroom Sauce

Roasted Chicken with Bacon and Mushroom Sauce

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I am more inclined to think of a special dinner to make instead of which restaurant I’d like to visit.  I know.  Huge surprise.  It isn’t that I don’t enjoy eating out — we love to and have done so for […]

Chicken in Lemon-Parsley Sauce

Chicken in Lemon-Parsley Sauce

If you’ve been scouring this little corner of the web, you’ve probably figured out I have a problem with cooking magazines.  And I’ve been trying to kick that habit to help save a few trees, but I just can’t seem to actually cut the cord.  […]