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What Meryl Streep Served Steve Martin in “It’s Complicated” ~ Croque Monsieur

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Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin. All eating, all the time. The movie “It’s Complicated” is now Tivo-able. It’s the kind of chick flick I love because, besides hilarious middle-age angst, there’s a lot of great looking real food.  Did you ask, “what’s that cheesy thing Meryl served Steve” (which then made Alec swoon)?  They […]

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Zinfandel Soaked Cherry Clafoutis

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There was Larry, the winning bidder of a Food Lover’s Basket at a recent fundraising event for Project Angel Food.  I was eyeing something a little more WOW, like the beauty basket which included botox services; I was outbid. The experience turned out OK, the basket had a pile of autographed cookbooks, biscotti, and a […]

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Mad Housewife Boeuf Bourguignon

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This stovetop was a total mess.  You should have seen the counters and sinks.  Making Boeuf Bourguignon was like an intense Top Chef challenge with myself. But when you attend the Julie & Julia movie, you’ll understand this urge to make boeuf bourguignon.  The dish was practically one of the actors in the film, its […]

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Easy Fresh Apple Tart ~ Homage to Julia Child

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Fellow IACP members, who recognizes this plate?  Julia Child was a founding member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals; over the years, the group’s cookbook awards gala grew to a rather big splash.  The year 1997 was so splashy, attendees received this commemorative platter and Julia took the time to autograph plates for anyone […]

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Fresh Onion Soup for One

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Not French Onion, FRESH onion. This recipe turned out about a thousand times better than I anticipated, and also rendered a masterful little recipe that serves one. Picture this… you are at the beach house, a solo traveler. By Yourself. ONE person. Who wants to be alone. And who hopefully wants to cook because I […]

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Fresh Homemade Yogurt

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Why make yogurt?  To feel French, mostly.  And then to feel healthy.  Plus then to just do it for fun, since it is quite easy, it tastes fine and ingredients are few.  When I make homemade yogurt, I use my little yogurt maker machine, purchased after reading French Women Don’t Get Fat.  Cute book and […]

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Yogurt Maker

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Some kitchen gadgets are questionable whether one could live without them.   I could probably live without a little yogurt maker.  Throughout history, few cultures had them, yet yogurt is one of the oldest foods we have. The need to make my own yogurt isn’t terribly strong; I’ve turned the process into a weekend puttering ritual.  […]

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Nicoise Salad for Two Friends

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Friend Laura turned 49 this week and we originally planned to meet at a restaurant for a birthday lunch.  But this past month, I had been telling her about a speech I’ve been making here and there, none of the dates worked for her; she convinced me she really wanted to hear it (the subject […]

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