French Macarons

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While we were in Paris, we tried macarons from Ladurée, Pierre Hermé, and of all places – McDonalds.  Susan brought some macarons back from Paris, which are long gone.  Since then, she has been going through macaron withdrawal symptoms, so … Continue reading

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How to Pasteurize Eggs

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One of the cooking techniques that I was introduced to in my Harvard Science and Cooking MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was sous vide.  This is a method of cooking whereby vacuum sealed food is cooked in a temperature controlled … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Snowflake Bread

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After making the Nutella Snowflake Bread, Susan and I thought that it would be fun to do a variation, using a cinnamon and sugar filling instead of Nutella.  The result was amazing! For the dough, we used the same recipe … Continue reading

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Nutella Snowflake Bread

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When Susan and I were in Paris, we attended a bread making class at “Cook’n with Class.”  One of the breads that we made was brioche, with several different variations.  One of the variations was called “snowflake” bread with a … Continue reading

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Coleslaw

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Tonight for dinner, I’m trying my hand at sous vide steak.  The master taste tester requested coleslaw and baked potato to go along with the steak. I’ve been making this coleslaw for as long as I can remember, so I … Continue reading

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Thin Crust Pizza (Americas Test Kitchen)

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For the past several months, Susan and I have been experimenting with making pizza.  We thought that we had discovered the perfect pizza crust until we tried America’s Test Kitchen Thin Crust Pizza.  The crust is similar to the Neo-Neopolitan … Continue reading

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Refried Beans

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Several weeks ago, we had a Mexican dinner consisting of chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice and refried beans.  All of the recipes were first-timers from the Allrecipes site, with some adaptations, of course!  Everything was absolutely incredible.  What stuck in my … Continue reading

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Mushroom Risotto

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Dinner tonight was chicken schnitzel with mustard cream sauce.  A perfect accompaniment is mushroom risotto.  My job was taking care of the mise en place, or getting everything ready.  Susan took over from there and actually made the risotto. The recipe is … Continue reading

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French Sablés

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For some time, I’ve been wanting to try Dorie Greenspan’s Sablés recipe from Baking:  From my home to yours.  One of the reasons for my procrastination was that the recipe called for egg yolks.  I was concerned that the egg … Continue reading

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Lemon Curd Tartlets

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This weekend, I thought I would try my hand at making macarons.  With Susan’s help, we made Lemon Macarons from the Bouchon Bakery cookbook.  While they tasted good, they were not ready for prime time. The lemon flavor came from … Continue reading

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