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How to Bake Rhubarb Galettes
Jun14

How to Bake Rhubarb Galettes

This recipe for How to Bake Rhubarb Galettes will absolutely knock your socks off and tantalize those taste buds. Rhubarb time is the perfect time to make rhubarb jam, pies, tarts, poached rhubarb, rhubarb relish and a favorite of ours is a delicious rhubarb galette. Galettes are so tasty, very easy and relatively quick to prepare, and they are so pretty that they make a beautiful presentation at any dessert table. Rhubarb is in...

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How to Make Foie Gras Pâté
Feb23

How to Make Foie Gras Pâté

Savory, creamy & very decadent, Foie Gras Pâté is somewhat of an acquired taste & a delicacy. How to Make Foie Gras Pâté: It’s easy to make a Foie Gras Pâté using Pan Seared Duck Livers. Type: Pâté Recipe: Serve with: pickles, Dijon mustard on French bread or rye toasts with sweet, white wine Prep Time: 12 min Bake Time: 1 1/2 – 2 hrs Chill Time: 12 hrs Yields: 12 people Ingredients: 1/2 lb ground veal or ground...

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How to Make White Chocolate Mousse with Toasted Almonds
Feb21

How to Make White Chocolate Mousse with Toasted Almonds

Creamy, dreamy, decadent White Chocolate Mousse is a perfect romantic dessert. Chocolatey, light & airy…what could be better? Plus, chocolate has an aphrodisiac effect too…don’t forget! How to Make White Chocolate Mousse: If you wish to fill Chocolate Cups with this mousse, prepare cups first & fill cups before serving, topping with a Raspberry Sauce. Type: Dessert Recipe Serve with: a romantic dinner for...

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How to Make Coeur la Crème: Valentine’s Day Treats
Feb08

How to Make Coeur la Crème: Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is here, and what is a better dessert than something named after the heart…Coeur la Crème! How to Make Coeur la Crème: A yummy dessert that can preferably be served from un-molded, heart-shaped molds, but ramekins are okay too. Type: Dessert Recipe Serve in: chocolate cups Serve with: fresh berries & chocolate drizzle or raspberry sauce Prep Time: 12 min Drain Time: 24 – 28 hrs Yields: 6 servings...

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How to Pan Sear Foie Gras + 6 FG Cooking Tips
Jan27

How to Pan Sear Foie Gras + 6 FG Cooking Tips

Delicious Foie Gras is the French reference for fat liver, which it is… The goose or duck liver has been enlarged to great proportions by feeding especially large & vitally nutritious amounts. Foie gras is extremely expensive, usually sold in cryo-vac packaging, where it keeps nicely for some time, but not indefinitely. 6 Tips for Cooking Great Foie Gras: When handling foie gras, it is important to remember it is largely...

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How to Make a Bouquet Garni
Dec27

How to Make a Bouquet Garni

What is a Bouquet Garni? Well, it’s not a floral arrangement or a special garnish. Actually, bouquet garni is a combination of fresh herbs, vegetables &, at times, even coarsely crumbled spices, which are bundled in layered cheesecloth or they are tied up with a string in such a way to flavor soups, stocks & sauces. The herbs are tied up in such a way that the chef can remove them easily & quickly before serving,...

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How to Bake Goat Cheese & Walnut Soufflé
Dec26

How to Bake Goat Cheese & Walnut Soufflé

A Goat Cheese & Walnut Soufflé is light, fluffy & ever-so-tasty. Beautiful served alongside a roast beef dinner as a marvelous contrast, and even in replacement of mashed potatoes. How to Bake Goat Cheese & Walnut Soufflé: The recipe requires an 8 cup soufflé dish. This soufflé can be made ahead & refrigerated as long as 7 days prior to serving. It may deflate somewhat, and it’s always better to serve...

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How to Make True Hollandaise Sauce
Dec22

How to Make True Hollandaise Sauce

All of these sauces aren’t created equally…Here’s the recipe for True Hollandaise Sauce. What is Hollandaise Sauce? Hollandaise sauce is a velvety smooth sauce, which is rich & amazingly delicious…buttery & rich. The most humble of cooked vegetables, roasted or broiled fish, or meats are transformed into elegantly, super tasty culinary masterpieces. How to Make True Hollandaise Sauce: Ideally, this...

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Web Chef Review: Vilux Balsamic Grainy Mustard
Dec05

Web Chef Review: Vilux Balsamic Grainy Mustard

Vilux Balsamic Grainy Mustard is a serious condiment. Not only does this Dijon have that grainy mustard texture I love so much, they have added an element that can never be refused…balsamic vinegar with it’s robust, sweet & tangy flavor. This mustard is superb for vinaigrettes, as well as marinades, smeared on sandwiches, or used to prepare fish, beef, pork or chicken. It was perfect as a warm vinaigrette served over...

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Web Chef Review: Vilux Extra Strong Dijon Mustard
Dec02

Web Chef Review: Vilux Extra Strong Dijon Mustard

Vilux Extra Strong Dijon Mustard is just that…extra strong. My Grandfather used to call strong mustard, “boy’s mustard,” and I used to laugh and laugh as a kid, when he ate that strong mustard. This dijon mustard is a product of France, and is equally perfect in vinaigrettes & marinades, as well as on sandwiches. My favorite sandwich to have Dijon is a ham sandwich. Mmm. ~ Kimberly Turner Check out this...

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How to Make Dark Chocolate Truffles: Chocolates Day
Nov29

How to Make Dark Chocolate Truffles: Chocolates Day

Chocolates Day is November 29th, and doesn’t Dark Chocolate Truffles sound heavenly? Who doesn’t appreciate chocolate truffles? We all know how addictive they are, and how delicious too. These chocolates have ganache centers, which are coated with bittersweet dark chocolate. A ganache is comprised of a mix of chocolate & cream. The chocolate used to coat the ganache centers, which can, if desired, be rolled in nuts,...

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How to Cook French Toast: National French Toast Day
Nov28

How to Cook French Toast: National French Toast Day

National French Toast Day is November 28th, and oh-what-a classic French Toast is. French toast is definitely a breakfast favorite at our house, but we have had it in the evening & called it supper, and at noon, and called it lunch! This is a perfect way to use up stale bread, but fresh, white, brown or grain bread is perfectly okay too. The bread is dipped into a milk & egg mixture, and browned up in  butter. Jam, syrup or...

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What is Beaujolais?: Nouveau Beaujolais Day
Nov20

What is Beaujolais?: Nouveau Beaujolais Day

Nouveau Beaujolais Day is November 20th, and this wine is most versatile in cooking and simply enjoying a glass of to sip on. Not everyone favors this red wine, but those of us, who are inclined to prefer a grapey, deliciously sweet wine to sip or pair with everyday, hearty & rustic foods find beaujolais meets our desire. Refreshing & uncomplicated, our world needs more of these wines in France, South of Burgundy. The Gamay...

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