Jewel Allen












Adapted from Alton Brown’s recipe Best. Steak. Ever. I know. That’s quite the claim. But it’s true. This week, I made two French dinners, and one of them was Steak au Poivre. It sounds fancy but it’s a really simple dish. The recipe I adapted asked for cognac, which I […]

Steak au Poivre



Another amazing French meal tonight. <3 Steak au poivre, Ratatouille (cue the movie soundtrack), Veggie Nicoise Salad, and for dessert, bread pudding with cream sauce (okay, I don’t think this is intrinsically French but it was made with baguettes, so…). We started this feast at six but then I had to […]

French Cooking, Part Deux



Tonight’s dinner was French-inspired. ♥️ Hors d’oeuvre of cheesy garlic shrimp on baguette slices. French onion soup (Drew’s favorite). Slow-cooked Boeuf Bourgignon (boor-geeg-nyon) on Buttery mashed golden potatoes (Drew’s specialty). Mousse au Chocolat Blanc (white chocolate mousse) for dessert. On July 9, 2014, my husband Drew and I celebrated our […]

Slow-cooked Boeuf Bourgignon