Recipes

Recipes

Nothing says Summer like Key Lime pie!

A perfect Sunday afternoon finds me barefoot in the kitchen listening to music and making mischief with my little sous chefs! Thankfully, all of my children, even the three year old, love to cook. Elise has mastered my pesto. Belle can make the most beautiful mashed potatoes à la française,

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Moelleux au Chocolat

If you were to visit my kitchen you would be greeted by this life-size French recipe for chocolate cake on my wall! For the chocolate connoisseur there is nothing as luxuriant as the famous French dessert, La Moelleux au Chocolat, or in laymen's terms, the flour-less chocolate cake! What makes this

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Vegetable Soup—Gypsy Style

  If you were to ask any Michelin-starred French chef (A culinary genius of foie gras, pate, truffles, and the perfect chocolate soufflé) what they prepare for themselves and their families off the clock and barefoot in their own kitchens, they wouldn't think twice: An omelette or a Purée! (Both dinner staples at our house,

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Turn up the Spice

Winter has taken its place on the throne. It's grey, the trees are bare, and Mother Nature has turned in for a much deserved rest. Spring will come, but in the waiting, the Spirit needs a little pep in her step. In the Winter months, there is less available light

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The Coolest Christmas Gift!

Christmas is just around the corner and boy do I have a cool and creative Christmas gift idea that is bound to nourish the souls and the bellies of those you love! A couple of weeks ago, I invited Marti Emch from MEEL to come and cook with me in

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Roasted Butternut Squash with a Gypsy Twist

"Thanksgiving Thursday" is an American gourmand's heaven: Roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes lathered in marshmallows, macaroni and cheese, tart cranberry sauce, and pecan pie! But what about the "Wednesday Night Before" when everyone is making the often stressful airplane, car, or train trek home? Or how about the "Saturday

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Bistro Fare

Pop into any French bistro and you are sure to find a dish served with France's famous Le Puy lentils. Celebrated chefs around the world claim the Le Puy lentils are the best in the world. These petite dark green and blue marbled legumes are grown on a mountain plateau

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An Apple A Day…

Fall is here and that means it's apple season! I have already made my homemade apple sauce (great swirled in oatmeal), a French apple tart, and a Butternut squash soup with roasted apples. But a family favorite are my whole roasted apples with raisins and walnuts! Apples are a miracle food

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All but the Kitchen Sink Pasta

For years I have enjoyed my sister in law's famous Baton Rouge orzo pasta. It boasts a colorful pastiche of asparagus spears, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, purple onion, red peppers, and olives. This Summer I decided to freestyle the recipe with what I could find fresh at the Jackson Hole

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Ooh La La…..Quiche

When I was first married, my husband and I were blessed with the opportunity to live and work in Paris. At the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue de Bellechasse on the Left Bank was our neighborhood boulangerie. It was a common occurrence to visit the family-run bakery for your

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