24 Sundays

Over the last year I have created dinners for family and friends that were recreations of my recipes from Culinary School – here I share some of the stories!

Sunday #18 The Lobster….tail

Sunday #18 The Lobster….tail

One day I will make entire Lobster – Culinary School Style. In class we were taught to rip the lobster into it’s pieces before cooking. What?!? You want me to do what?!? I couldn’t believe it.  Then we were told that yes, it’s still alive even 

Sunday #15 LA ROULADE DE POITRINE DE VOLAILLE & LE RIZ PILAF

Sunday #15 LA ROULADE DE POITRINE DE VOLAILLE & LE RIZ PILAF

Phew – where does the time go.  This Sunday dinner feels like a million years ago and I’m only getting the time to write about it now. Since baby O was born time seems both fast and slow at the same time. Way back in 

Sunday #17 Croissants

Sunday #17 Croissants

January 30th is National Croissant Day!!  I’m sneaking this one in out of order…that’s right 17 is coming after 14 but don’t fret #15 and #16 are in the works (along with #18) – somehow I’ve been finding myself without anytime to sit down and 

Sunday #14 LE TARTARE DE THON LA SAUCE DIJONNAISE, PASTA “PUTANESCA” & CREME BRULEE

Sunday #14 LE TARTARE DE THON LA SAUCE DIJONNAISE, PASTA “PUTANESCA” & CREME BRULEE

I hosted dinner for four of our friends…that makes six plates!  On the menu was tuna tartare, pasta puttanesca and crème brûlée! for dessert. Tuna tartare, I knew it was going to be a hit.  How you ask? When I made it in class, I 

Sunday #13 LA HAMPE POELEE A L’ECHALOTE & LE GRATIN DE POMMES DE TERRE DAUPHINOISE

Sunday #13 LA HAMPE POELEE A L’ECHALOTE & LE GRATIN DE POMMES DE TERRE DAUPHINOISE

September 3rd, Brad and I celebrated our 7th year since our first date. To celebrate at home, since we have a 3 week-old baby, I decided to cook up something nice. I looked through my culinary school recipe book and I searched for something that 

Sunday # 11: LA BOUILLABAISSE MARSEILLAISE (Seafood Stew)

Sunday # 11: LA BOUILLABAISSE MARSEILLAISE (Seafood Stew)

Ahhh – The crux of French Technique cooking.  When you think of French Technique cooking this dish is probably one that flashes through your mind and it screams Julia Child. When I made it at school, my first thought was “oh my friends would love