What’s For Cooking This Weekend?

Apr 20, 2012
Veronica Brandy

Do you need ideas of dinner dishes to cook this week end? You would like to make something special for your family and friends but don’t want to spend hours enclosed in your kitchen?

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Chicken Fricassee Recipe For Weekend Dinner - easy chicken recipe for the week end image

Chicken Fricassee Recipe

In some "vinegar chicken" recipe you will find tomato paste. For my part I have chosen to remove it because I think it brings too much acidity in this dish.
Along with pancakes, the chicken fricassee will bring some warmth to your Sunday lunch.

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Seared Red Mullets Fillets with Marinated Peppers

small red mullet fillets, seared and quickly served with a mixture of grilled peppers and long marinated onions in balsamic vinegar. The fresh and crisp touch is provided by just a few leaves of arugula seasoned with salt and olive oil. The red mullet is a very fine fish and I think it deserves to be on your table for the holidays.

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Roasted Lamb Shank Recipe

The lamb shank is the piece of choice that stays at the end of the leg. The flesh is tender and tasty. Mixed with rosemary flavor it is wonderful. For cooking, I offer a simple roasted lamb shank recipe, roasted with rosemary, potatoes and purple carrots.

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Orange and Anchovies Salad

Here’s a sweet and salty mix full of vitamins that brings a little sunshine. This anchovy and orange salad is easy to do: a little oil, pepper and black olives, and fennel seeds, it will be a treat for children. It’s really fresh and so tasty! This orange and anchovy association is exploding and so original!

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Slow Cooked Lamb Leg in Honey sauce

Today I propose a recipe for a nice lamb leg slowly cooked in a casserole. This is not really a low temperature cooking because it cooks at 100°c (210°F) — known as low temp when it is below 100°c —.

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Pizza with gorgonzola, garlic and parlsey

What was surprising me in this pizza recipe was its simplicity and its relatively healthy composition: beside gorgonzola, no fat ingredients were added to artificially “pump up” the taste of this lovely pizza.

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Stewed Fruit Recipe

These are pears, dates and dried apricots quickly poached in little honey syrup flavored with cinnamon, fresh ginger and orange blossom water. The result is nice, both warm or cold.

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Dried Fruit Cake Recipe

I propose a “Tea Time break” with this dried fruit cake, to enjoy next to the fire with a little hot tea or coffee, to let us go softly into a peaceful nap.

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Mini Apple Tatin Tarts

After the classic tatin pie we made few months ago and the orange tatin of this winter, let make something fun! Kids will love it: let’s make some delicious mini apple tart tatins

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Stewed Rhubarb with Fresh Strawberries

I propose to make a compote of strawberries and rhubarb, the association is delicious and refreshing at the end of the dinner. The recipe is great because it can be kept sweet taste of strawberries and rhubarb compote should not be a jam .

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Healthy Salad recipe

I propose today a good recipe for a refreshing salad, full of colors and flavors! This mixed salad is simple to do despite the variety of ingredients. It’s quick, it’s light and it’s also a good way to contribute to eating five fruits and vegetables per day. So let’s learn to make a healthy salad!

learn to cook Fennel Velvety Soup Recipe Cooking for the Weekend - easy week end recipe image

Fennel Velvety Soup

If you are familiar with fennel, this fennel soup will delight your taste buds. What a soup! I had never tested this version of fennel soup before, so it’s a first try… and it’s downright delicious! Really quick and easy soup to make.

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How to Make A Braided Bun

This braided bun coming from is not only very good looking but also tasty! You can decorate it with what you prefer: chocolate chips, sugar, butter and cinnamon, dried fruits…

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Café de Paris Butter & Sauce

“Café de Paris” sauce is a sauce made of butter, usually served with grilled meat. It is traditionally served with steak and steak “Café de Paris”. The Sauce Café de Paris was popularized in the 1940s by the brasserie Café de Paris in Geneva.

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Fruit Jam Recipe: Apple, Pear, Orange And Vanilla

Want to make some jam? Ok so you’ll have to climb that ladder to pick the fruit on the tree, invest in a very expensive copper basin, fix meters of shelves for storing pots… Stop to stereotypes! You can make jam all year long with fruit from the market, a pan and just a few jars.

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Lime Macaroons Recipe

Lemon Macaroons Recipe! These small macaroons are crisp and melting at once, with tart and fragrant lemon flavor, no one can resist. The lime gives a slight acidity which masks the sugar present into the lemon macaroons. If you’re so hungry about these delicious lemon macaroons, try to remember you must prepare them the night before!

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