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Boeuf Bourguignon

Serving: Time: 1 hr 45 min Prep: 30 min Cook: 1 hr 15 min Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon good olive oil 8 Ounces dry cured center cut applewood smoked bacon, diced 2 1/2 pounds chuck beef cut into … Continue reading

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“Vin Jaune, what are you talking about?” “We need a little bit of history for our readers. That will lose them in the unconsciousness of the abysses to the path to become an acknowledgeable wine connoisseur.  Let’s talk about Vin … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs Meurette

Egg en Meurette? What are those? Simply put, Poached Eggs in a rich flavored Red Wine Sauce. It’s a classic Burgundian dish. And the secret is to accompany this classic Burgundy dish with the right wine. “A glass of red … Continue reading

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More on Burgundy Wines The Burgundy secret The region was part of a vast, tropical sea, after a few hundred million years time helping the old seabeds transformed into limestone soils. It became the seal of Burgundy wines, with fossilized … Continue reading

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Cheese Cake

Ingredients Yield: 6 servings Crust: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups finely ground graham crackers (about 30 squares) 1 stick unsalted butter, melted Filling: 1 pound cream cheese, softened 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1-pint sour cream 1 lemon, zested … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes

Preparation 30 min Cooking Time 1 H 30 MIN servings 8  Oven to 400 °F Ingredients 3 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 onion halved 3 cloves garlic squashed 4 1/2 lbs white potatoes, peeled and sliced on … Continue reading

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Herbs de Provence

Herbs de Provence The rolling hills of Provence are peppered with sunflowers, quaint farmhouses, and waves of lavender. You can smell it in the warm air, it wafts across the terrain like a flock of birds in the sky. There … Continue reading

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Provençâle Rosés

The Rosé Craze In the world of rosé, France dominates the market, in part thanks to the Kardashian, Kim, and Kourtney who have been primary instigator to snobbish Rosé laissez-faire while appearing on their show holding a glass of Provençȃle … Continue reading

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Home Made Ketchup

Why Homemade Ketchup? Digging through big ‘ol steamer trunks in the attic. Stella found old recipes from way back then. From ‘ol Grand Ma Beatrice, when she moved from the country on her way to get married to a rich … Continue reading

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Stella’s Thanksgiving Turkey

THANKSGIVING TURKEY YIELD: 8–10 servings PREP-TIME: 20 min TOTAL TIME: 2 ½ TO 3 HOURS To Cook a 12-pound turkey: 3 hours at 375 F or higher. INGREDIENTS A 12-pound turkey 3 celery stalk quartered ( reserved 2 quarts to … Continue reading

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