A croque-madame is a variation on the croque-monsieur, a French twist on grilled ham and cheese. Instead of dipping the sandwich in egg before sautéeing in butter (as you would for a croque-monsieur), grill the sandwich first and top with homemade Mornay Sauce, cheese, and sunny-side up egg.
Basic Quiche Recipe This quiche calls for store-bought frozen piecrust, which is a wonderful time-saver. Simply fill the piecrust with a mixture of sautéed yellow onions, fresh parsley, half and half, and Gruyère cheese. A sprinkle of ground nutmeg adds a little sweetness and brings all the flavors together.
7 of 9Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Quick Coq au Vin
Quick Coq au Vin Recipe Cooking uncovered over high heat, the liquid reduces and concentrates its flavors in a fraction of the time required for the traditional long-simmered dish.
8 of 9Becky Luigart-Stayner
Shrimp Bouillabaisse Fondue
Shrimp Bouillabaisse Fondue Recipe This fondue contains ingredients that are typically found in bouillabaisse, a seafood stew from Provence. Once the shrimp are done, soak up any remaining fondue with cubes of French bread.
9 of 9Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross