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Chicken Cordon Bleu I

This entree is easy and delicious! It's one of my husband's favorites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you'll be able to roll them easier.

Author: Jill M.

Creme Brulee

This is a very nice dessert to serve when entertaining. Delicious served over mangos sprinkled with rum, or strawberries with Grand Marnier® or Cointreau®.


Chocolate Ganache

This is a rich, dark chocolate topping or decoration that has lots of uses. It can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over whatever cake you like.


Fresh Peach Galette

Fresh summer peaches are enveloped in an easy homemade butter crust to form these adorable open-faced galettes that you can customize with any seasonal fruit.

Author: HewnBread

Clafoutis aux Cerises (Classic Clafouti)

A quick and classic cherry clafoutis, made the authentic French way with the pits still in the cherries. Should you wish to avoid the pits when enjoying this gorgeously simple dessert, you can remove them...

Author: Narno

Cream Puffs I

Puff pastry with a custard cream filling. Garnish with melted chocolate or a dusting of confectioners' sugar.

Author: MYFBIL

Cordon Bleu Chicken Rolls

This is the best Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe! Chicken stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Author: Michelle

Favorite Apple Galette

If you love pie, and your favorite part is the pastry, look no further. This pie will sure to be a new family favorite. This pastry dough is almost like a shortbread. It would also go well with pears or...

Author: uberjeanie

Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Easy recipe that tastes like you cooked all day. Chicken breasts are wrapped around ham and mozzarella cheese for a change in this version of the classic baked dish.


Dijon Chicken

Chicken breasts with a Dijon mustard/white wine sauce, coated with bread crumbs and baked to perfection - with the skins on! The French flair and flavors make this dish simply 'magnifique'!

Author: Marilyn Holmes


Macaron is the French word for macaroon, but are never the coconut-based cookie. Macarons are one of the most amazing pastries, with hundreds of flavors and fillings. Macarons are made from almond flour...

Author: Deegan

French 75 Cocktail

The French 75 cocktail was originally created at the New York Bar in Paris in 1915. The combination of gin, lemon juice, Champagne, and sugar was said to have a kick like a French 75mm field gin. Serve...

Author: Home Happy Hour

Easy Orange Duck

We do a lot of wild game hunting, and it's hard sometimes to get the gaminess out. This is a quick and easy recipe. I cook duck like red meat, so if you like eating your red meat well done, cook it a little...

Author: crazeedready

Pastry Cream

This is a classic pastry cream often used in bakeries and restaurants. It can be used as a filling for cakes, pies or pastries. To make a lighter filling, fold in plain whipped cream.


Macaron (French Macaroon)

This is the quintessential macaron (NOT macaroon) recipe. I am a baker's apprentice, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected the technique. We decided to share with you all....

Author: Liz

How to Make Cassoulet

This is the world's greatest baked bean recipe, and a classic French dish; it's almost the national dish. It's perfect for a cold winter night.

Author: Chef John

Simple Creme Brulee Dessert

Rich, creamy creme brulee should still be jiggly in the center when you pull it out of the oven.

Author: sous-chef-jason

Chef John's Coq Au Vin

I like to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs instead of an old rooster for my coq au vin. Like all braised dishes, tougher cuts with lots of connective tissue work best, and on a chicken that would be...

Author: Chef John

Delicious Easy Chicken Francese

This is an easy and delicious recipe for Chicken Francese. It's great over pasta or rice or with a side of your favorite vegetable

Author: Elaina

Plum Clafouti

A family favourite that fills the house with a cinnamon aroma. A delicious plum dessert, dusted with icing sugar!

Author: GibsonsGirl

Meat Pie

This pie is delicious! I got the recipe from my husband's mother. She is French so I believe this is a French Meat Pie. Beef, pork, and potato are all nicely spiced and baked into a pie. It's yummy and...

Author: Lauralane

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet

I am married to a chef, but I can't cook. So I make a lot of food in my slow cooker when it's my night to cook. We love France and French cooking, and this recipe is a wonderfully simple, elegant cassoulet...

Author: smart cookie

French Butter Cakes (Madeleines)

Sponge cake cookie--in shell shaped molds.

Author: Judy Farris

Duck Confit

This is a classic French recipe that is easy to make and easy to scale. It makes a great gift for friends and family.

Author: Bryce Gifford

Eclairs II

My family loves these eclairs and request them all the time. I usually make them as dessert whenever we have company coming, they are always a hit!

Author: Patty Stockton

Buche de Noel

Buche de Noel is the French name for a Christmas cake shaped like a log. This one is a heavenly flourless chocolate cake rolled with chocolate whipped cream. Traditionally, Buche de Noel is decorated with...


Lobster Thermidor

This stunning lobster dish is surprisingly simple to make. Lobster shells are stuffed with cooked lobster in a creamy white wine sauce, then topped with Parmesan cheese and broiled until golden.


Simple and Easy Coq au Vin

I always make this meal for dinner parties - it looks and tastes like it takes all day to prepare, but it's actually quite simple. The best part is that all the work is done before your guests arrive!...

Author: Casey Rawson

Chicken Cordon Bleu I

This entree is easy and delicious! It's one of my husband's favorites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you'll be able to roll them easier.

Author: Jill M.

Chicken Cordon Bleu II

'Cordon Bleu' is a French term, literally translated as 'blue ribbon', that originally referred to an award for culinary excellence given to women cooks! The term can now apply to any superior cook (yes,...

Author: Behr

Apple Tarte Tatin

The beauty of a recipe that uses just pastry dough, butter, apples, and sugar to make the magic, is that no matter how yours comes out you'll enjoy it.

Author: Chef John

Filet Mignons With Pepper Cream Sauce

These luscious steaks' peppery bite is tamed with a velvety cream sauce.

Author: goodeets7

French Apple Tart (Tarte de Pommes a la Normande)

My mother used to cook this for us all, usually to go with Sunday dinner. I was hooked. Haven't had it in ages and I was wanting to bake something special for a special someone so I asked mum for the recipe....

Author: Peter Lovering

Poached Pears (Poires Pochees)

Pears poached in red wine are an elegant dessert full of festive holiday spice flavor, including cinnamon, star anise, and vanilla extract. I like to serve this drizzled or drenched with creme anglaise...

Author: Inthelight717

Herbs de Provence

This is my version of Herbs de Provence after looking at many different recipes. This goes great in salads, fish, chicken, beef and pork. The fragrance is amazing!

Author: Mariposa

Steelhead Trout Bake with Dijon Mustard

This is really yummy - not overpoweringly mustardy! And, after all, any recipe that begins with white wine has to be good! It's not oily or buttery or anything. I've made it with salmon, and it's equally...

Author: Nora

Sole Meuniere (Sole in Lemon Butter Sauce)

This classic French method of cooking fish is actually super easy and fast, and every time I make it the reviews are outstanding from children and adults alike. This is a restaurant-caliber recipe that...

Author: luluweezie

Easy Yogurt Cake

This is an easy yogurt cake that uses the yogurt container to measure all of the ingredients. It's ready in under an hour and the perfect not-too-sweet snack or breakfast treat. It's known in France as...

Author: Diana Moutsopoulos

Beef Bourguignon I

My sister sent me this recipe and the delectable smell of this hearty yet fancy dish brings my teenaged boys running! Serve with potatoes, noodles or rice.


Chocolate Yule Log

If you haven't tried this classic holiday dessert because you thought it required advanced baking and pastry skill, then get ready to buche up this Noel, since the techniques required are actually quite...

Author: Chef John

Authentic French Meringues

Authentic French Meringues from a patisserie in France.


Creme Brulee

This is a very nice dessert to serve when entertaining. Delicious served over mangos sprinkled with rum, or strawberries with Grand Marnier® or Cointreau®.


Chocolate Fondant

These are decadent French chocolate wonders. Hardly any flour and unbelievably easy to do. Sometimes I make them toward the end of dinner when unexpected friends drop in. Straight from the oven, they will...

Author: Lynn Pennec

Chicken Calvados

Calvados is an apple brandy that is made only in the Normandy region of France. This simple but elegant dish can be made with Apple Jack or any apple brandy of your choice. I serve it with a wild rice...

Author: Kaye Lynn

Madeleines II

The greatest afternoon tea cookie. You can sprinkle the top with confectioners' sugar or dip the tips in chocolate.

Author: Jenn Hall

Baked Apple French Toast Casserole

The biggest challenge you will have with this recipe is that there is usually never enough. It makes an 11x7-inch pan, and is easily devoured by me and my wife and son. Quick, easy, and oh-so delicious....

Author: LorenWSmith

Chef John's Steak Diane

Steak Diane was a staple on menus in fine dining establishments back in the day. Prepared tableside where the server ignited the cognac, it was an impressive sight. You don't need to flame the cognac;...

Author: Chef John

Grand Marnier® Souffle

Presenting this gorgeous Grand Marnier souffle to your sweetheart at the end of a romantic dinner would certainly impress. This is a show-stopping dessert for special occasions.

Author: Chef John

French Apple Pie with Cream Cheese Topping

Take a delicious French apple pie and gild the lily by topping it with a cream cheese layer!


Chef John's Creme Caramel

Creme caramel belongs on the short list for 'World's Greatest Dessert.' The way the almost-burnt caramel layer gets fused on, and becomes one with, the creamy custard is nothing short of magic.

Author: Chef John