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Homemade Pizza

The first time I had Italian pizza was when we went to visit my husband’s family in Upstate New York.  Of course I’d had pizza in California all my life, but except for topping choices, California pizza like French pizza … Continue reading

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Pork Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Onion Gravy

My husband likes gravy.  It’s odd in a way because I know his mother didn’t make gravy, but would offer pan drippings from roasted meat that my husband would call gravy until I rudely sneered(not when she was there), made … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in Port Sauce

It’s mushroom season in France with dozens of varieties of mushrooms.  Envious, I trolled the stores here and found these crimini mushrooms. I wanted to make these with sherry but ruby port was all I had.   Still good. The … Continue reading

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Secret Sauce Braised Country Spareribs

I looked in the refrigerator yesterday and re-noticed a measuring cup with plastic wrap on top and 3/4 filled with some dark liquid stuff.  I re-heated it in the microwave and tasted it. Good taste, whatever it was. I sliced a … Continue reading

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Souris d’Agneau

I’ve been looking at two, aged, drying out lamb shanks in my freezer, it seems like forever. I wonder when and where I bought them…. Thank God for Greg at Rufus Guide for his inspirational sauce with Italian sausages.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Les Boites de Surprises de Nico

I love both extravagant packaging and surprises!  Babou’s husband, Nico, “peeped my hole card” and provided me with both.  That’s why I gave him half of my ribs.  But we’ll discuss that later.  At first, he sent me his thanks … Continue reading

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Bucatini with Meatballs

Does it count against me in the “The Game of Freezers” that I took out ground pork and veal to make meatballs, but put in a really irresistible pork belly? It’s not my fault.  I was just wandering through the market, looking … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Jade had a friend for a sleepover last night.  I had some steaks in the refrigerator so I decided to go with that and a salad.  When I asked the tiny, young lady how she wanted her steak, she replied, … Continue reading

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Grilled Curried Leg of Lamb and the Harpy

Bridget, the nice lady who helps me keep my 3 oven Lacanche stove shining, has gone on vacation to Portugal for 3 weeks.   Before she left, she told me that I should only use the ovens for gratins, tartes, … Continue reading

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Salmon with Yellow Pepper Saffron Sauce for Jenny

I have to admit, I felt a little guilty about cooking that little bunny rabbit so soon after leaving Camerahols.  Not so much for you manly men, and women, but because of Jenn. I know when she saw the post, … Continue reading

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