French for "little nuns" and dating back to the Middle Ages, Nonnettes are small gingerbread cakes filled with jam and drizzled with a tangy lemon glaze. They're absolutely irresistible! Gingerbread in a huge variety of forms can be found throughout the world, each country boasting its own famous version. In France, Nonnettes remain a culinary icon. Nonnettes … Continue reading →
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French Beef Stew with Old-Fashioned Vegetables
The French really know how to make great stews. Here is one of them and it uses a method similar to that of German Sauerbraten and corned beef to achieve both an exquisitely tangy flavor and a lusciously tender beef. Many of you have already been introduced to my French friend, Sandrine, from here and here. She shared a recipe with me that inspired this adaptation: A … Continue reading →
French Entertaining Part II: Nouvelle Cuisine (+ Alexian/Le Creuset Giveaway!)
I've teamed up with Alexian to bring you this post. Welcome back to Part II of French Entertaining! In our last post French guest cook Sandrine Vannson enlightened us on French entertaining "country style" with Duck Rillette and Pheasant & Rosemary Pâté. The interest and participation was exciting and now we're back with the second installment in which … Continue reading →
French Entertaining “Country Style” + Alexian/Le Creuset Giveaway!
I've teamed up with Alexian to bring you this delicious post! I recently had the opportunity to try some amazing products from ALEXIAN. Let me tell you a little about them. Alexian is America's premier producer of the finest pâtés and mousses all made with the finest, freshest all-natural ingredients and without any preservatives, additives, hormones, antibiotics or … Continue reading →