Almost 2 years ago, I started blogging my food adventures.  I was recently married and had a desire to stop being so terrified in the kitchen.  The project began as an exercise to teach myself to cook.  I wanted to learn new ingredients and techniques.  Along the way, I met people who had the same ideas and who were actually living the green lifestyle I wanted.  I read and studied and began to take my food a little more seriously.  These days, we eat a diet of local and whole ingredients.  We are frugal and yet adventurous. I gave myself the name “The Fearless chef”.  It was a bit of a joke, but it empowered me in the strangest way.   Now that I am no longer fearful, I have a desire to master things.  I have compiled a list of 100 recipes that remain enigmas to me.  Over the course of the next year, I hope to master each one of them.  I hope that you will join me along the way!

Main Dishes:

  1. Coq au Vin
  2. Beef Stroganoff
  3. Roast Duck
  4. Duck Confit
  5. Lamb Tangine
  6. Weiner Schnitzel
  7. Cassoulet
  8. Chicken Fricasee
  9. Stuffed Peppers
  10. Beef Wellington
  11. Tandoori Chicken
  12. Chicken Kiev
  13. Chicken Cordon Bleu
  14. Chicken Parmigiana
  15. Crown Roast of Pork

Soups/Sides:

  1. Polenta
  2. Rice Pilaf
  3. Minestrone
  4. Potato Soup
  5. Chicken Noodle
  6. Twice Baked Potatoes
  7. Mashed Potatoes
  8. White Chili 
  9. Baked Beans
  10. Tortilla Soup
  11. Gratins
  12. Macaroni and Cheese
  13. Potatoes Anna

Sauces/Miscelaneous:

  1. Pesto
  2. Compound butter
  3. Ghee
  4. Roasted Red Peppers
  5. Tempura
  6. Mustard
  7. Shallot Vinaigrette
  8. Green Goddess Dressing
  9. Mayonnaise
  10. Hollandaise
  11. Marinara
  12. Royal Icing 

Pasta:

  1. Homemade pasta dough
  2. Ravioli
  3. Tortellini
  4. Gnocchi

Quick Breads:

  1. Short bread
  2. Popovers
  3. Yorkshire pudding
  4. Irish Soda Bread
  5. Biscuits
  6. Cream Scones

Yeasted breads:

  1. Baguettes
  2. Portuguese Sweet Bread
  3. Bagels
  4. Croissants
  5. English Muffins
  6. Hoagie Buns
  7. Pizza Dough
  8. Pita Bread
  9. Pretzels (soft and hard)
  10. Brioche
  11. Sticky Buns
  12. Pumpernickel
  13. Ciabatta
  14. Focaccia
  15. Pane Siciliano
  16. Panettone

Spoon Desserts:

  1. Chocolate Mousse
  2. Chocolate Pudding (homemade pudding in general)
  3. Creme Brulee
  4. Bread Pudding
  5. Lemon Custard
  6. Pot de Creme
  7. Marshmallows
  8. Souffle
  9. Pastry Creme
  10. Italian Meringue

Cakes/Pies/Tarts:

  1. Angel Food Cake
  2. Red Velvet Cake
  3. French Yogurt Cake
  4. Devil’s Food Cake
  5. Basic White Cake
  6. Genoise (Jelly Roll)
  7. Bouche de Noel
  8. Lattice-topped Pie
  9. Tarte Tatin
  10. Lemon Cream Tart
  11. Swedish Visiting Cake
  12. Croquembouche

Cookies/Pasteries:

  1. Danish
  2. Strudel
  3. Baklava
  4. Profiteroles
  5. Handpies/Turnovers
  6. Soft Sugar Cookies
  7. Cannoli
  8. Anisetti
  9. Sables 
  10. Oatmeal Cookies
  11. Sandkakas
  12. Krumkakas 

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