Homemade Bread Featuring Croque Madame

Homemade Bread Featuring Croque Madame

I am a bread addict. Yes. I confess. And since I have moved to Paris, it has gotten worse and worse. Have you seen the boulangeries here? They are crazy! Bread is simply too good to say no to. Especially when on your way home you resist boulangerie number one, also number two, but unfortunately (or should I say luckily?) you can’t look the other way, yet again, when you walk by boulangerie number three. This city is invaded by boulangeries! They are everywhere. Really. So naturally, every day I come back home with half a baguette. This is my way of resisting French bread: I never, or almost never buy a whole baguette ;).
So much bread around me made me want to make my own. Why not right? And I had the perfect excuse for it too.
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Linguine Pomodoro Basilico

Linguine Pomodoro Basilico

After a long day, working, running around, dealing with the everyday little things most probably no one wants to spend three hours cooking dinner. Even if, like me, you love being in the kitchen and take pleasure in preparing something delicious for your loved ones, sometimes you just don’t feel like it.
Lucky for you, and me, there are many simple, easy to make meals that we can put together in a blink of an eye, that are simply delicious. Sometimes, simple is good. Even excellent! The only problem with those, are that more often than not, you can’t think of any recipe that fits this description when you need it the most.
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Cheeseburger with Homemade Buns

Cheeseburger with Homemade Buns

I love a good cheeseburger. It has to have the perfect balance between a juicy and quality burger, the perfect sauce, crispy bacon (yes bacon has to be there), and a soft, airy, fresh bun. And if you are going crazy you can throw in an egg too... fried or grilled. Whichever you prefer.
So off course this is complicated to get. Whenever I eat a cheeseburger at a restaurant I always end up with the feeling that it wasn’t really worth it. Either the meat was not fresh, or it was too dry, or there was not enough cheese, or the bacon was not crispy enough, but most of the time, because the bread is not good: it is too old, or too dry or there’s too much bread compared to the size of the burger, or it is not soft enough. The list could go on and on. But I think I made my point so I’ll stop.
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