Recipe Index


Pie/Quiche Dough (Pâte Brisée)
Pizza Dough
Tomato Sauce
Bechamel Sauce
Herb-Infused Vinegar
Risotto Tutorial
Scrambled Egg Tutorial
Cream Soup Tutorial
How to Make Mashed Potatoes
Tips for an Awesome Fruit Salad
Homemade Spice Blends
Yeast and Starter Primer
Olive Oil Cake Ratio

Soups, Salads, and Appetizers

Avocado-Sesame Gazpacho with Cilantro and Sautéed Shrimp
Great Grilled Guacamole
Caramelized Onion-Bacon Dip
French Coleslaw
Tapenade Dressing
Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta Salad
Cheesy Poofs (Spicy Cheddar Gougeres)
French Potato and Green Bean Salad
Sweet and Salty Spiced Pecans
Buttermilk-Shallot Dressing (Pseudo-Ranch)
Céleri Remoulade, a recipe sketch
Kiwifruit Salad
Warm Herbed Asparagus Salad with Poached Eggs
Caviar d’Aubergines (Roasted eggplant dip)
Vol-au-Vents with Provençal Zucchini
Velouté de Champignons Sauvages (wild mushroom soup)
Pommes Duchesse
Oeufs en Meurette
Broiled Oysters with Sabayon Glaze
Warm Lentil Salad with Sage-Roasted Beets
Radish and Goat Cheese Tartines
Sunchoke Soup with Miso and Shiitake
(More salad ideas, sans specific recipes: Torta Salads, Spinach and Melon Salad, Arugula and Piquillo Pepper Salad, Tomato Salad, Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad, Warm Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad (and a variation with caramelized onions), Bacon, Poached Egg, and Blue Cheese Salad)
(Same deal, but with soup: Potiron-Piquillo Soup, Gingered Carrot Soup, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Creamy Pea Soup, Celeriac-Roquefort Soup, Classic Chicken Soup, Buckwheat and Bacon Soup, Corn Chowder, Clam Chowder, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Turkey Miso Soup)

Main Dishes

Avocado-Sesame Gazpacho with Cilantro and Sautéed Shrimp
Focaccia with Caramelized Fennel, Parsley, and Chèvre
Coulibiac with Quinoa and Ginger
Eggplant Ragout with Baked Eggs
Caramelized Onion and Emmenthal Quiche (And here’s a good variation: Zucchini Quiche with Herbes de Provence. Or how about Spinach, Roasted Peppers, and Feta?)
Pizza (More fun ideas for pizza dough: Flammekueche, Endive, Potimarron, Pissaladière, Calzone, Broccoli)
Winter Squash, Swiss Chard, and Chestnut Lasagna (If you like that, try this version with Jerusalem Artichoke, Leeks, and Pine Nuts)
Provençal Ragout of Eggplant and Olives
Apricot-Citrus Glazed Pork Loin Roast (Featured on KeyIngredient)
Cauliflower “Cake” (It also works with Zucchini)
Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta Salad
Roast Patidou Squash and Shallot Quiche
Smoky Herbed Bread Pudding
Raja Green Beans – green beans in a creamy sauce with charred peppers and onions
Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Sausage
Chicken with Fennel, Rice, and Spring Mushrooms (originally blogged here.)
Patra ni Macchi – marinated cod steamed in banana leaf parcels
Roast Pork and Carrots with Mustard Sauce
Oeufs en Meurette
Jerk Chicken
(Again, no recipes, but here are some tasty things I’ve mixed with pasta: Fava Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, and Mint, Creamy Fennel Sauce and Sautéed Girolles, Fried Eggs, Peas, Porcinis, and Rosemary, Béchamel, Cheddar, Chorizo, Peas, and Breadcrumbs, Bacon, Leeks, Winter Squash, and Crème Fraîche, Grape Tomatoes, Zucchini, Garlic, and Chives, Tomatoes, Olives, Goat Gouda, and Ham, Classic Bolognaise Sauce, Cheddar, Gouda, Béchamel, and Smoked Sausage, Meatballs and Parmigiano-Reggiano, Miso-curry roasted squash, tofu, and Napa cabbage

Side Dishes

Fennel Focaccia
French Coleslaw
Eggplant Provençal
Balsamic Roasted Beets with Bacon and Chestnuts
Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions
Potimarron-Fingerling Gratin with Cider-Braised Leeks
Roast Parsnips and Apples
Cauliflower “Cake”
Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta Salad
Leeks Vinaigrette (Not exactly a recipe, but you shouldn’t need one.)
Cumin-Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Pecans
Jalapeno-Cheese Bread
Mashed Potatoes (au pif)
Raja Green Beans
Smoky Herbed Bread Pudding
Jalapeño-Cheddar Cornbread
Pommes à la Dauphinoise – a simple potato gratin
Dill Pickles
Pommes Duchesse
Lime-Cilantro Quinoa
Warm Lentil Salad with Sage-Roasted Beets

Also, check out some of the additional salad ideas above.

Breakfast and Brunch

Cognac Hot Chocolate
Mojito with Cuban Rum (Not a super-precise recipe, but hey, it’s like brushing your teeth, right?)
Fennel Focaccia
Eggplant Ragout with Baked Eggs
Caramelized Onion and Emmenthal Quiche
Bacon Pancakes (You non-carnivores can try them with Maple-Glazed Pears.)
Carrot-Ginger-Nut Muffins
Cranberry-Pecan Granola
Orange-Ginger Granola
Apricot-Ginger Clafoutis (Look under Desserts for more Clafoutis ideas)
Rhubarb-Apricot Crumble (Check Desserts for some crumble variations)
Date Crumble Bars
How to make scrambled eggs (with or without peppers)
Blueberry-Almond Muffins
Spiced Pear Coffee Cake
Apple Cake, Tatin-Style
Roast Patidou Squash and Shallot Quiche
Apple-Pecan Rugelah (They’re fantastic with coffee!)
Kiwifruit Salad
Warm Herbed Asparagus Salad with Poached Eggs
Apple-Goat Cheese Breakfast Cake
More desserts that make good breakfasts: Oatmeal Cookies, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Rustic Fruit Tarts


Cognac Hot Chocolate
Cranberry-Pecan Granola
Orange-Ginger Granola (If you think granola isn’t a dessert, try it sprinkled over ice cream or frozen yogurt, or use it as a topping for fruit crumble!)
Apricot-Ginger Clafoutis (Other good things to put in Clafoutis include Cherries, Figs and Plums…)
Rhubarb-Apricot Crumble (Can also be made with Nectarines, etc.)
Date Crumble Bars
Winter Squash Flan with Orange Caramel
Pine Nut-Sage Brittle
Brown Butter Ice Cream
Chili Brownies
French Fruit Tart
Strawberry-Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Key Lime-Coconut Tart (better than a recipe, this has the ratio!)
Chocolate, Tea, and White Nectarine Tart
Premium Chocolate Ice Cream
Spiced Pear Coffee Cake
Apple Cake, Tatin-Style
Kiwi-Jasmine Granita
M&M Cookies
Bourbon Caramel Apple Ice Cream
Chocolate-Hazelnut Financier Cupcakes
Lime & Chili Frozen Yogurt
Macadamia Nut Brittle
Lavender-Mint Chip Ice Cream
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sablé Cookies
Warm Spiced Crème Caramel with Caramel Pears
Apple-Pecan Rugelah
Kiwifruit Salad
Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart
Apricot Swirl Ice Cream
Watermelon-Basil Sorbet
Pain d’Epices
Cider-Molasses Caramel Bars with Sage Shortbread
Butterscotch Éclairs
Olive Oil Cake with Sour Cherries – a ratio-based narrative recipe
Porter Chocolate Mousse
Crispy Marshmallow Treats with Mediterranean Flavors

More Dessert Inspiration: Lemon Bread Pudding Soufflé, Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Pudding, Caramelized Apple and Goat Cheese Strudel, Moelleux au Chocolat, Strawberry-Rhubarb Milkshakes, Chocolate-Cassis Ganache Tart, Peach and Cherry Galette, Rustic Apricot-Tea Tart, Treacle Toffee Ice Cream Coupe

Good Post-Dinner Cheeses: Tomme de Savoie, Bleu d’Auvergne, Fourme d’Ambert, lait cru Camembert, Stichelton, Ossau-Iraty (and variations thereof), Neufchâtel, Livarot, Tomme Corse, Délice de Bourgogne, Cathare, Rocamadour, Couronne Lochoise, Petit Gaugry, Fribourg d’Alpage, Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine, Valençay

Dips and Sauces

Sage Pesto
Avocado Gazpacho (try it over grilled fish!)
Great Grilled Guacamole
Caramelized Onion-Bacon Dip
Tapenade Dressing
Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
Bechamel Sauce
Mint Pesto
Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce
Buttermilk-Shallot Dressing (Pseudo-Ranch)
Caviar d’Aubergines (eggplant “caviar”)


Focaccia with Caramelized Fennel, Parsley, and Chèvre (you can use whatever toppings you like, though)
Whole Wheat Brioche (written here as part of a more complicated dish, but you can make it on its own, too)
Pizza Dough
Jalapeño Cheese Bread
Jalapeño-Cheddar Cornbread
No-Knead Bread (a narrative recipe)
Beer Brioche (good for loaves, great for burger buns)

More stuff about bread and baking with yeast: Yeast and Starter Primer, The Very Best Bread Knife, More thoughts on no-knead bread, Rye Soda Bread, Sourdough/Pain au Levain, Buttermilk-Honey Cluster Rolls


Vin Chaud aux Oranges Brûlées
Cognac Hot Chocolate
Hot Toddy
Mojitos with Cuban Rum
Kir Bourgignon

Originally published on Croque-Camille.


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