Category: France

“One For All, All For One” Chicken Cordon Bleu

This entree is easy and delicious! It’s one of my favourites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you’ll be able to roll them easier. Great recipe to make ahead and freeze too!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Love Is All We Need” Crisp French Green Beans with Crisp Shallots

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“Give Love, Get Love” Potatoes au Gratin

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Strawberry Shortcake

A whole mountain of cake and berries and goodness! A simple shortcake recipe that is really, really good!

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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

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Sumptuous Crêpes Suzette

The first time I ever tasted Crêpes Suzette was well, OK, in France. It was a true foodie high-light to watch a professional waiter prepare and serve this sumptuous dessert in a quaint little restaurant tucked away in the rolling hills of the Loire Valley. The scent of orange filed the restaurant and then the show began as he folded then swirled the crepes! The taste of this most famous crepe dessert will always impress and is truly easy to make. Try this fabulous recipe - and enjoy!

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By Jackie DeKnock

Classic Crème Brulee

This is the best crème brulee that I’ve ever tasted…and no, not because its my recipe! It truly is creamy, smooth and silky. I love the vanilla bean essence, it adds so much flavour and depth to this perfect dessert.

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Chocolate Truffle Fudge

You’ll love these melt-in-your-mouth squares…low cal you ask…why of course.

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Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate and raspberries, a match made in heaven! This recipe is so quick and simple to make, it’s sure to impress your friends or your significant other!

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Tarte à la Ganache

Ganache is just a mixture of heavy cream and melted chocolate. You can also vary your ganache by making it with different types of chocolate - dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate. Ganache is used as a filling or frosting in various French cakes and pastries.

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Tarte au Chocolat – Gourmet Chocolate Tart

Another delicious, yet so simple recipe from Monique at our Art de Vivre in the Loire Culinary Vacation from France. She really is ‘the’ Martha Stewart’ of France. This tart fills your mouth with simple decadence in every small bite.

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Chocolate Pâté – (en Francais – Marquise)

This Pate is absolutely the best, the bomb (as my son would say). It comes from the Loire Valley from Monique. I absolutely LOVE it, it is so, so decadent and so, so easy.

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By Jackie DeKnock

Caramelized French Onion Soup

Enjoy this classic French soup dish to keep you toasty warm.

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Provençale Beef Stew – Daube Provençale

A taste of comfort from Provence, France…doesn’t get more authentic then this.

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Grilled Sirloin Steak with Bernaise Butter

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a tasty vegetable stew from Provence, served either hot or cold, as a main course, or to garnish grilled meat or fish dishes.

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By Jackie DeKnock

Quiche Lorraine

A classic French egg dish. This authentic recipe comes from our Art de Vivre in the Loire Culinary Vacation in France. Monique absolutely LOVES to cook and makes simple, classic French dishes that are deliciously ‘to die for’…yet oh so simple.

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Roasted Spring Chicken in Lemon Sauce

Savour Provence in the Spring, right at your own dinner table.

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Vineyard Glazed Roast Chicken

Enjoy harvest season’s bounty with this savoury and impressive dish.

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Grilled Provençal Lamb Chops

Here is a delicious taste of what you might savour if you were to venture to Provence, a classic French country barbeque grill recipe.

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By Jackie DeKnock

Roasted Veggie & Gruyere Cheese Tart

You will wow him with this elegant appetizer.

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Filet of Sole in a Cream Sauce (Sole Bonne Femme/Good Wife)

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Roasted Red Pepper-Cheese Potato au Gratin

“Each forkful oozes with cheese, and has a sweet, tangy bite from the red peppers. Comfort on your fork!”

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By Jackie DeKnock

Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a tasty vegetable stew from Provence, served either hot or cold, as a main course, or to garnish grilled meat or fish dishes. Stir his heart – ‘touiller’ means ‘to stir’ en francais.

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Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille Take II

Ratatouille is a tasty vegetable stew from Provence, served either hot or cold, as a main course, or to garnish grilled meat or fish dishes.

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Crêpes Suzette

Crêpes Suzette always impress and are easy to make. Make him this fabulous unforgettable French dessert with the delicate orange flavour!

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Chocolate Pâté

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Chicken Breasts in a White Wine Sherry Cream Sauce

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Herb Roasted Chateau Potatoes

Crispy around the edges and buttery rich, this chateau potatoes recipe is fantastic with any roasted Beef Tenderloin.

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By Jackie DeKnock

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This entree is easy and delicious! It’s one of my favourites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you’ll be able to roll them easier. Great recipe to make ahead and freeze too!

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By Jackie DeKnock