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Comfort SOUL food – Banana Cream Pudding!

28 Mar

This REALLY hit the spot! Much love, Christian-Charles Comfort food…. Every country has it’s own “comfort food“. It is usually food associated to our lives a children growing up, eating the things that mom and grandmom made the best.  It was usually full of fat, cream, thick sauces for Texas… Read more »

Poulet à la Kiev/Chicken Kiev!

28 Jan

  Once again, from the Universally famed kitchen, of renowned (and oh so very humble), French/American Chef Christian-Charles de Plicque! This old russian recipe of Chef de Plicque, has been “upgraded” and your taste buds will explode at the very smell, the very essence of this dish, as it is… Read more »

Scrumptious Caramelized Pear And Roquefort Tart

19 Jan

For the crust: 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 egg yolk, beaten with 4 teaspoons of water For the filling: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 7 to 8 medium-size firm pears,… Read more »

Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies

15 Dec

(From the ancient Neiman-Marcus Cookbook of French Grandma Myrtille de Plicque   Some of my favorite cookies over the decades…   I really like these!   These above are the ones I usually make, fast and easy!   Humm…visions of reindeers and so on… Poor Rudolph!   Little works of… Read more »

Christmas Divinity….

3 Dec

This is oh so good… And it is not just for the Holidays, but for any day. Truly Divine!   When I was a kid, this was my most favorite candy. What a name! And rightly so! It tastes what I would imagine something in Heaven might taste! Of course the real… Read more »