Find traditional and classic French food that is easy to make.  But working full time, with small children, I am focusing on easy dinner ideas for the full family.  So here are the quick recipes and meal ideas I found from the French side of my family.

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Bon appétit!


Simple Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe: the French Way
Au gratin potatoes with Parsley Flakes

Simple Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe: the French Way

You can't go wrong with the cheesy goodness of au gratin potatoes. It is an easy recipe to put together that even your pickiest eaters will enjoy. Originating in the Dauphine region of France (in the Alps), the dish was…

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The French Sandwich Recipe: Croque Monsieur vs Madame
How to decide? Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame

The French Sandwich Recipe: Croque Monsieur vs Madame

If you are looking for classic French food, you have to munch or croque into a Croque Monsieur! Or Madame.  Both are basically glorified ham and cheese sandwiches, perfectly unhealthy and laden with cheese. A French national treasure. Forewarned, if you are following…

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The French Cooking Secret of the day: Bacon Lardons
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The French Cooking Secret of the day: Bacon Lardons

“Mmmm Bacon!”, in the words of Homer Simpson.  Not exactly good for you, and definitely not to be eaten in large quantities.  Given all commentary about French people never becoming fat, you might be surprised to know that bacon lardons, small thin strips of pork…

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