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French Sorbet Recipes

Sorbets have been a classic palate cleanser during heavy, multi-course meals and light desserts for those watching their figures. Here are some of the most popular French sorbet recipes.

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Seafood for Lent

Friday April 18, 2014

Today, Good Friday, is the final Friday of the Lenten season. This seafood recipe is a fabulous addition to any meat-free menu. Coquilles Saint-Jacques is traditionally served on little scallop shells, but ovenproof ramekins are a great substitution. It features scallops and mushrooms, sautéed in butter with seasonings, and then made even richer with a Gruyere and breadcumb topping. Coquilles Saint-Jacques is most often eaten as a first course, or appetizer, but can be used as a delicious seafood entrée. Who can resist a bubbling hot, individual casserole covered in cheese and bread crumbs? Bon appetit!

Scallop Shells for Coquilles Saint-Jacques Photo: Rick Joshua

Modern Chicken a la Maryland

Thursday April 17, 2014

Chicken a la Maryland is none other than the famous fried chicken dish offered on the very last first class luncheon menu of the doomed Titanic voyage in 1912. This chicken Maryland recipe is a modern take on Escoffier's version in Ma Cuisine. Ours produces tender, flavorful chicken, with a mildly crunchy, butter-fried coating. Escoffier's version and countless others, including this one, include some form of banana garnish, because bananas were one of Baltimore's prime imports around the time this dish first became popularized. Bon appetit!

Chicken a la Maryland Photo: ©Neil Conaway

Chocolate Grand Marnier Souffle Recipe

Monday March 31, 2014

Grand Marnier-laced souffles can be found on numerous fine restaurant menus, but this chocolate Grand Marnier souffle recipe elevates an already delicious dessert to a divine one. The fragrant orange notes of the Grand Marnier meld perfectly with slightly bitter dark chocolate to make a sophisticated and well-balanced after-dinner treat. Bon appetit!

Chocolate Grand Marnier Photo: ©Djjewelz

Seafood Dishes for Entertaining

Monday March 31, 2014

You have guests coming, so what kind of a beautiful meal will you use to impress them? From rich gratins to dry, crisp fritters to lightly textured quiche, you can't go wrong with these seafood dishes for entertaining. There are dishes for every level of cooking experience, so find your favorite and start experimenting in the kitchen to make your signature dish - the one that elicits "oohs and aahs" and makes you feel confident with your guests. Bon appetit!

Scallop Shells for Coquilles Saint-Jacques Photo: Rick Joshua

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