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Mastering the art of making it simple. 
Nov. 25, 2011 12:10 pm 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2011 5:10 pm

Last year for Thanksgiving I followed Julia Child's recipe for épinards à la crème exactly. It was divine and it took maybe 40-45 minutes to make. This year, I opened three bags of frozen chopped spinach, cooked them according to the package directions and drained them well. Melted some butter in a sauce pan, added the spinach and then more butter. I followed JC's recipe from there, adding about a stick of butter all told (special occasion here, folks) and then added about 3/4 c. of cream by spoonfuls. Cooked it on low low low for about 15 minutes, stirring and adding cream occasionally to keep it from sticking. Salt and pepper and hot sauce to taste- et puis, voilà! Done in less than 30 and delicious.  

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I have an awesome husband, a beautiful five-year-old daughter, and a somewhat frustrating job. Cooking is my release. I look forward all day long to getting home and making dinner.
My favorite things to cook
Risotto,soup,sauces. I kinda like mastering all that French stuff.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I cook, Kevin bakes. We love runny eggs and toast soldiers on Sunday mornings, pumpkin risotto in the fall, Guinness cake any time.
My cooking triumphs
Julia Child's cheese soufflé.
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Chicken Stewed in Ale. It will take a blog post to describe this debacle.
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