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Creamy Pesto Shrimp

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One of our family's favorites, it's also great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp.

Gourmet Chicken Sandwich

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Sauteed chicken breasts topped with a mayonnaise/mustard/rosemary spread and graced by 2 slices of garlic rosemary focaccia bread. These sandwiches are great when you want a quick supper, but not something from the freezer. They remind me of an expensive sandwich from an upscale deli. The spread and the chicken can be made in advance, and the chicken can be eaten hot or cold.

Gourmet Tuna Salad

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The combination of green olives, almonds and capers in addition to the usual ingredients in tuna salad makes this recipe exceptionally good.

Basic Crepes

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Here is a simple but delicious crepe batter which can be made in minutes. It's made from ingredients that everyone has on hand.

Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

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We have been trying French onion soup in restaurants for years and my family and friends agree none can compare to my recipe for taste and simplicity of preparation.

Chocolate Ganache

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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.

Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary

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Crusty garlic bread and a nice light Chianti wine complement this meal very well.

Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

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Easy and elegant enough for the in-laws. Be sure, when filling the chops, not to stuff it too full, or the meat will be done cooking before the cheese has had a chance to melt.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

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This is my husband's favorite dish, and he considers it a special occasion every time I make it. The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It's a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread, and you have found the magic path to a man's heart. To avoid lumps in your sauce, add the milk just a little at a time as you stir the flour and butter. Experiment with different cheeses for variety.

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

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These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.
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Gnocchi I

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This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations.

Chicken Cordon Bleu I

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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.

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Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

"Incredible, easy, fast and delicious. If you haven't tried it you're missing out. We made it twice in a week." – JLEONHEART

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Watch how to make these decadent Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes.

Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)

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This slightly streamlined recipe for the world-famous pasteis de nata, or Portuguese custard tarts, uses just few basic ingredients but requires numerous steps and a certain amount of finesse. The results are so worth it, though, you'll want to make a double batch. The extra moisture inside the sticky dough, activated by a very hot oven, creates the signature flaky, buttery, crispy crust, which encases a custard subtly scented with lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla.