Recipes

Recipes

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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A Toast to Summer

To celebrate the arrival of Summer, I invited Guinevere Milliner, my new French friend, chef, and the owner of the French market, Little Gourmand, to come make some gypsy mischief with me in the kitchen! Guinevere and I decided to make a quintessential French luncheon! I have always wanted to...

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Cookbook Love

I read cookbooks like novels. A good cookbook takes you on a magic carpet ride into someone else's kitchen "chapel," invites you to peek into their spice cabinets, and eavesdrop on intimate conversations that ensue around their tables. There are stacks of cookbooks scattered all over my kitchen--French, Italian, Vegetarian,...

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Sunday Test Kitchen

Most Sundays afternoons you'll find me barefoot in the kitchen. I consider it a spiritual discipline. There is a mindfulness achieved while chopping carrots, mashing bananas, grinding cashews for butter, and melting coconut oil that I often miss in the hustle and bustle of the week. I slow down. I allow...

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Porcine Love

We are a bacon on Saturday morning family! Although I am not a huge meat eater, there is also nothing more satisfying than a BLT&A (Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwich!) But if you are really a porcine connoisseur you must add prosciutto to your repertoire. Talk about an A-ha moment!...

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