Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

This Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives is such an amazingly robust dish.  Choose a good, hearty wine that will stand up nicely against…

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

This Roasted Chicken with Vegetables is just so completely satisfying.  We love the combination of lemon and herbs slow cooked with chicken.   Ask…

French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise)

French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise)

These French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise) are one of our all-time favorites.  Leave it to the French to take some of the simplest ingredients and…

Croque Madame

Croque Madame

Whenever we start to feel sorry for ourselves because we’re not enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of France, I whip up a batch…

Banh Mi Sandwich

Banh Mi

Banh Mi is one of the most flavorful sandwiches there is.   It is a French-Vietnamese hybrid that draws its flavors from these two…

Mussels with garlic and white wine

Mussels with Garlic and Wine

Mussels with Garlic and Wine have been a favorite dish of both the Loon and me for many, many years.  The mussels add an…

Beef Bouruignon

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is another incredible dish we loved while traveling in France (Sept, 2014).  Slow cooking the beef in the red wine is incredible….

Coq au Vin

Coq Au Vin

I have been planning on adding Coq Au Vin to H2FaL for a while, but since our recent trip to France, including the Burgundy…