Daube Provençal

This classic meat stew derived in southern France has layers of rich and complex flavors that go on & on with each bite. The prep is a little labor intensive but completely worth it.  Much like a good marinara it can be made a day in advance so the flavors have time to meld but…

Chicken Stock

Let me start by saying I love rotisserie chicken!  I love it for all the obvious reasons, it’s an easy grab & go at the grocery store, it’s a quick meal and it tastes as delicious as it smells!   My most favorite part of rotisserie chicken is all its purposes when it is down…

Cream of Asparagus & Leek Soup

Spring has finally arrived & it is time to take advantage of the fresh produce that is readily available.  Asparagus is in season and is in bountiful supply!  This elegant & creamy soup is perfect as is but if you are watching calories (swimsuit season is approaching after all), you certainly could substitute half & half or…