Croque Monsieur

This is one of my favorite sandwiches to make, and they are so easy! The recipe is adapted slightly from Jacque Pepin’s book Essential Pepin. If you want to make a croque madame, use chicken instead of ham. This makes as many as you want! I usually eat two for lunch since they’re sort of small. For each … Continue reading

French Onion Soup

OK, yes, there are a million versions of this. I’ve tried Ina’s, I’ve tried Julia’s. This one is from Joanne Harris’ My French Kitchen. Since it’s snowing, snowing, snowing outside, I thought soup would be an excellent dinner, especially one that requires lots of hands-off time, like this one does. I’m not going anywhere (really can’t go anywhere–my … Continue reading

French Garlic Soup

Over the past week, I had the cold bug that’s making the rounds. And when you have a cold, what do you want? Soup. At least, I do. I ate the soup I had on hand in cans (which I stockpile for occasions like this), but then I wanted more. So I started going through … Continue reading

Menu plan for Christmas Week 2012

When I’m home for Christmas break, I love to cook, especially when it’s going to be chilly like it’s forecasted to be. This year is a bit busier than other years, but I’ve still got a lot of cooking planned. Here’s what’s up: (bold is a new recipe!) Tomorrow: Assuming no other dinner plans pop up, … Continue reading

Cooking with Julia: Concombres au buerre

So tomorrow is Julia Child’s 100th birthday. In her honor, I re-watched Julie and Julia, got Vol. II of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and started reading a book of her letters with Avis DeVoto. I am in full French Cooking mode. I’m not alone; quite a bit of the blogosphere is as well. PBS has … Continue reading