Tag Archives: French Cooking

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails? Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice? I’m All That!

Remember that nursery rhyme–about little boys and little girls?  If you don’t then you are too young! Move over Chuck!  I’m made of that too! So then, if little boys are made of frogs and snails and puppy dog tails. … Continue reading

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That Last Weekend of Calm Before The Holiday Storm—And a Few Easy Recipes For You!

It’s now 1:03 on Sunday afternoon.  I am enjoying what most likely, will be, the last relaxing weekend of 2017.  The calm before the Holiday Storm, if you will.  Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday and I’ll be baking all Wednesday.  … Continue reading

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Deception—Package the Goods Honestly Please!

Deception: The act of deceiving someone.  A thing that deceives. We’ve all experienced deception. Perhaps it was that boyfriend who cheated on you.  To make matters worse, perhaps he did so with your best friend—or any friend. It’s happened to … Continue reading

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Cooking for the Frenchman. Who Inspires Me?

Whew!  It’s early Sunday afternoon.  My morning started off very aggressively.  I cleaned the baseboards throughout our home. This is not my idea of fun. I would rather be cooking! Trust me. This wasn’t an easy job. I had to … Continue reading

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Not Much Ado About Nothing! A Relaxing Weekend!

To be honest, our weekend was productive and relaxing at the same time.   I mean, other than my weekend blog posts it was relaxing! It started out with a nice rainbow on Friday evening! On Saturday morning, I organized … Continue reading

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The Best Appetizer You’ll Ever Make

I think.  And let me tell you, I was thinking about this all day!  It started with an Instagram photo that my friend (I’m delusional-remember? I have pretend friends.) Anthony Bourdain posted.  He looks incredibly thin these days.  I hope … Continue reading

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The Dining Room Table And a Quail of a Great Dinner!

When Bonaparte and I moved into our new home two years ago, we purchased a new dining room table.  The one he had at his old place was old but not in a “good” old way. It was almost falling … Continue reading

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How to Make A Great Sauce–Tips from a Saucy Lady.

Yeah. And that woman is me.  Believe me, I’m no professional chef nor am I a professionally trained cook, but the one thing I do well is a sauce. So true. Not only is my taste in classic clothing strong, … Continue reading

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Week Eight. Ain’t It Great?

I’m down another pound. And considering the large amount of food I consumed last weekend, I’m thrilled. Ain’t that great? This is great! And I’ve got 12 pounds to go till I reach my goal–and I feel this is going … Continue reading

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My Dinner With Bonaparte. 10.3.2015

Autumn. Saturday.  Damp. Cold. The darkness sidles in earlier and earlier.  I’m on the sofa being lazy, as usual, with a blanket wrapped around me. The weather actually hit a temperature so low that I could wrap myself in a … Continue reading

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