Monthly Archives: February 2013

tarragon and sherry infused chicken pot pies with puff pastry lids

One of my favorite weeknight meals growing up was a Marie Callender’s frozen chicken pot pie.  On nights where my mom couldn’t be bothered to make something from scratch, she would heat these up in the oven.  There was something … Continue reading

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bringing the bistro home – part deux – chocolat-inspired chocolate mousse

I have a confession to make – I used to never give chocolate mousse the time of day.  Whenever I saw it on a dessert menu I could barely muster a passing glance.  I never considered actually ordering it, especially if any … Continue reading

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bringing the bistro home – steak frites for valentine’s day

I have finally come to the realization that I am a crotchety old man {or possibly just an agoraphobic}.  I find it extremely difficult to motivate to do anything that involves waiting in lines or dealing with large crowds.  I … Continue reading

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