Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cherry Cheesecake Miniatures

I used an old Fanny Farmer recipe for these mini cheesecakes that is very good.  https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/miniature-strawberry-cheesecakes/ and made a simple cherry sauce for the topping. We had wanted to make blueberry muffins for my husband’s homecoming but couldn’t find fresh blueberries. … Continue reading

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Char Sui Pork Tenderloin

There are just some days when you can’t be bothered but you still want something good to eat.  Normally when I make char sui pork, I like to hang it from oven racks with “S” hooks but I couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Balsamic Glazed Calf’s Liver with Brussel Sprouts

Okay, boudin noir yesterday, calf’s liver today.  Jade and I have to get our favorites out of the way before the squeamish, palate-less side of the family arrives.  It’s not that they don’t like these things when I serve them, … Continue reading

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Boudin Noir Parmentier with Peas

Frugal will like this.   I had some leftover mashed potatoes and peas from the meatloaf dinner  on Sunday and decided to use them for a boudin noir parmentier.   https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/parmentier-de-boudin-noir-aux-deux-pommes/.   The boudin noir was steamed by the traiteur and … Continue reading

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The Meatloaf Argument

Back in the day, when we were first married, I made meatloaf. Him:   Oh boy, I love meatloaf! Me:   Good.  Where are you going? Him:  To get the catsup Me:  You don’t need catsup. Him:  We always put … Continue reading

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Mushroom Boudin Blanc with Apples

Panfried boudin blanc with carmelized apples and butter sauteed mushroom caps. However, even if you threw these immediately onto a baguette with mustard, who could deny you?  Not I. Or you can go with the program. Jade did.  That’s why … Continue reading

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Ginger Sesame Coquelet with Korean Quail Eggs

I love the way the French gear up for the holidays!  Good quality regional foods take center stage and the covered market is filled with both the bounty of the season and ravenous French people,  plus one equally ravenous American. … Continue reading

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