French food

Dauphinoise Potatoes

I was born in the mid-west and my love of potatoes and cheese confirms that. Dauphinoise potatoes (also known as Pommes de terre dauphinoise, potatoes à la dauphinoise, gratin Dauphinoise, and gratin de pommes à la dauphinoise) is a French dish of sliced potatoes baked in milk, or cream, (or a combination), using the gratin […]


French Crêpes 

This post is for my youngest who absolutely loves crêpes. Honestly, I can’t blame him, a crêpe, when made from scratch, is AMAZING! Personally, I prefer a crêpes to pancakes, but my son is an equal fan of both, especially if Nutella is involved. I can’t remember exactly when I first gave my son a […]

apple tarte tatin

Apple Tarte Tatin

An apple tart tatin is a classic French dessert everyone should learn how to make. It is also the perfect easy dessert to make for any holiday meal. Considered a simply pastry where the fruit (most commonly apples) are caramelized in butter and sugar before the tart is baked. A tarte tatin is for the most part, […]

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin is a classic French dish of which Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, and Auvergne all claim paternity, it is also an absolute favorite of mine on a cold winter night. Where Did Coq au Vin Come From? According to various legends, Coq au Vin can be traced back to Julius Caesar and conquest of […]

ham and arugula quiche

Gruyere, Ham And Arugula Quiche

Although quiche is considered a classic French dish, it actually originated in Germany in the medieval kingdom of Lotharingia, which the French later renamed “Lorraine“. The word “quiche” itself comes from the German word “kuchen“, meaning “cake“. Quiche is a savory dish consisting of a pastry crust filled with a flan-like mixture of eggs, milk (or cream), cheese, meat, […]

salmon croquettes

Salmon Croquettes

No one can ever have too many salmon recipes so here’s another fantastic one. As far as croquettes themselves go, there are numerous versions out there, but I’m talking about the more classic French version, but with a modern twist and made with sockeye salmon and quinoa. The croquette itself is believed to have originated […]

French onion soup

Classic French Onion Soup

This is not healthy food and there are no shortcuts; but boy is it worth it. French onion soup is probably my favorite soup. It is an indulgence. I don’t eat it often and when I do, I want it to be worth it. This recipe is worth it. In fairness, it’s not the soup […]

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is a classic French dish that will forever remind me of culinary school. French for “Burgundy beef,” this is a rich well-known, French meat stew.  A simple food in many ways, the dish is flavored with garlic, onions, carrots, and herbs.  There is nothing all that fancy about this dish, but it’s wonderful. […]

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