Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Since we went out on Friday night and were waking up very early (7:30 AM) on Sunday to start watching/celebrating the half marathon, Albert and I decided to make Saturday night date night.  We lined up some quality tv programming and I cooked a meal.  Albert can be tough to cook for.  I wouldn’t exactly call him…

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Crème Fraîche Pasta

The first time I had crème fraîche was while I was living in France.  Actually, that’s the only time I have ever had it because they don’t really make it here in the US.  Sure, restaurants dollop some cream over berries and say it’s crème fraîche, but it’s not the same.  In France, the texture…

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Prosciutto, Brie, and Apple Sandwiches

I had a nice bottle of champagne on hand and was determined to use it for mimosas on the roof this past weekend so I invited Beth over for a Saturday brunch.  I couldn’t just serve mimosas – that’s just not the kind of hostess I am – so I prepared two summer salads.  The…

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Balthazar

If you ask just about any New Yorker what’s on their brunch bucket list, the name Balthazar will likely pop up.  On any given weekend, the line is out the door.  Even on a freezing Sunday like we just had, the wait was over an hour.  This French bistro is as close to Paris as…

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La Maison du Macaron

La Maison du Macaron has a ton of great flavors and an adorable cafe to boot.  After walking past plenty of times, I was finally in a position where I wasn’t already overstuffed from a meal and was on my way home (since they can’t stay un-refrigerated for long).  These macarons easily rank within my…

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Epicerie Boulud

I broke my toe last Wednesday.  I wish I could say it was a Sandy casualty but, really, it was just me being stupid and clumsy.  When I could no longer walk the mile and a half to work (remember, the subways were shut down), I took a cab…that promptly got into an accident.  I…

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