Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pork Chops with Dijon Sauce

Am I just giving all my secret recipes away?  Well, why not, you hear about it so much!
This recipe is easy but you gotta love Dijon mustard! Take note - I never really measure so sorry if I'm not detailed in my recipes!

Center cut pork chops
Heavy to medium whipping cream-not the sweet kind (I did that once on a quiche...ugghh...worse feeling when your cousin chef and hubby judged it and still ate it)
Dijon mustard
Olive oil
Optional: chopped parsley, shallots, green onions

Rice or potatoes

Brown the salt and peppered pork chops on both sides, take out and pat oil off.
Brown shallots.
Mix the cream and add the Dijon - the more the better - add the mustard according to your taste, salt and pepper, simmer low.
Add the pork chops and cook for a while on low.

Add the parsley and green onions.

Serve over steamed rice or side of potatoes! 

*you can use chicken instead of pork chops

I don't know where this dish derives from, all I know is that my husband yelled out how to cook it from the living room couch.....this is why I rarely ever measure!!!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Madeleine Cookies

Okay, here's what you all have been waiting Madeleine Cookie recipe!
Now....I'm going to give you the American version recipe.  The one that I use is in French and its a bit hard for me to translate.  First of all you are going to need one of these Madeleine cookie molds.  I only have one but I end up using twice amount of time so if you're in a rush and want to make all 24 at the same time, I suggest you buy two of them!

Madeleine Cookie Mold

3 Eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla or lemon extract (lemon zest is better)
1/3 cup of milk
2 cups of flour (preferred, self rising flour)
1 tsp baking powder
6 tablespoons soft/melted butter
Baking spray
Makes 24 Madeleines

Preheat oven at 375 degrees
Sift the dry ingredients, put on the side.
Beat eggs with sugar, vanilla and 1/2 of the milk until thick and light yellow.
Add sifted flour and baking powder bit by bit and continue mixing until smooth.  
Stir in the rest of the milk and melted butter.

Grease your Madeleine cookie mold or use lots of baking spray.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter in each mold.
Bake about 12-15 minutes 
Cool on a rack, continuously turning it over every 15 minutes as they cool.
If you only have one mold, re grease and repeat the above.

Et you taste better than the ones they sell at Starbuck's!  You can get creative and start dipping them in chocolate!

So, my husband is lucky to eat this every morning!  He eats about 4 or 5 of them so you can imagine I have to make them once a week and I can do it with my eyes closed!  Until this day, I still only have one mold....yeah, okay, I better invest in another! I also use no milk and less sugar, if you prefer that, email me and I can send you my French version of it and give you the measurements in grams.

Madeleine cookies originated from the Lorraine Region in northeastern France.  There are 2 stories from where the name came from, the first being named from a 19th century pastry cook, Madeleine Paulmier but others say Madeleine Paulmier was a cook in the 18th century for Stanislaw Leszczynski (Polish, Duc de Lorraine), whose son-in-law, Louis XV of France, named them for her.

Let me know how your cookies come out!  Comments and questions are welcome!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rabbit Pearl

Did you Know?

Do you know that there is a smiley face on the tip of the rabbit pearl? The smiley face was actually a result of conservative Japanese customs. When the Japanese created this, their Japanese consumers frowned upon "the production of sex toys that too closely resemble phalluses", so the smiley face was added! There are now many rabbit pearls to choose from...different colors, different lengths, and different is the original one...

Sex & Marriage

Sex tip:
Marriage doesn't mean the death of hot sex, it takes some effort from both of you to keep it steamy as the years go by.

1. Try to stop thinking of her as your adorable and adoring wife when the two of you get frisky, allow your imagination to run wild. (vice versa)
2. Don't wear pajamas-continue to wear your sexy lingerie.
3. Make a date night with your spouse and meet at your local bar.
4. Stop saying you have no time or you're tired, make the time.
5. Use sex to get past your ruts, it'll help you reconnect.
6. Just do it, don't plan it.


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