Happy Birthday to our cooking idol, food diva and eating legend Julia Child! Julia Child would have been 105 today and probably still cooking and eating. We learned that you can never have enough butter (we’re assuming she never used coconut oil) and that food can be an experience, not just a routine in your day. To celebrate, we have listed our favorite recipes from Julia Child’s reign as Food Queen. From cheese to chocolate, Julia has made cooking more enjoyable and brought us some of the best cheat day meals we could think of. Let’s dig in!
What makes scallops better? Obviously cheese!
http://bsinthekitchen.com/scallops-gratinee/ Photos and Recipe By: BS’ In The Kitchen
This may be one of the most beloved recipes of Julia Child’s masterpieces. Enjoy this on a rainy or chilly day with some home made bread and you won’t be disappointed.
https://www.garlicandzest.com/julia-childs-boeuf-bourguignon/ Photos and Recipe By: Garlic and Zest
If you love potatoes and cream, this work of art will be your new favorite side dish.
http://www.recipetineats.com/julia-childs-potato-dauphinois-gratin-potato-bake/ Photos and Recipe By: Recipe Tin Eats
Need a one pan meal? This chicken dinner is it! Top it off with some broccoli and sautéed mushrooms and you have yourself a supper that is melt-in-your-mouth good.
https://cafedelites.com/2016/02/25/julia-childs-creamy-chicken-mushroom-recipe/ Photos and Recipe By: Cafe Delites
Potato soup is absolutely delicious, but with the addition of leeks, it’s one flavorful soup!
http://www.recipetineats.com/french-potato-and-leek-soup-julia-child-recipe/ Photos and Recipe By: Recipe Tin Eats
This one skillet meal is perfect for a busy evening when you want to chow down as. soon. as. possible.
http://www.recipetineats.com/zucchini-gratin-unintentionally-healthy/ Photos and Recipe: Recipe Tin Eats
Get your veggies in with this colorful meal that will fill you up with all the good stuff while letting you cheat a little with some serious cheesy goodness.
http://skinnyms.com/eggplant-and-zucchini-gratin-by-julia-child/ Photos and Recipe By: Skinny M’s
I’ve been told you can eat this cake with a spoon because of how deliciously gooey it is! Doesn’t that make you want to bake up a storm tonight?
http://www.atablefortwo.com.au/2010/04/julia-childs-queen-of-sheba-chocolate-and-almond-cake-win-1-of-2-the-salt-books-plus-more/ Photos and Recipe By: A Table For Two
This creamy dessert will melt in your mouth and satisfy that chocolate craving you’ve been fighting all day.
http://www.sprinklebakes.com/2009/12/julia-childs-mousse-au-chocolat.html Photos and Recipe By: Sprinkle Bakes
If you love butter, you will move definitely love clafoutis. Enough said.
http://www.kellyneil.com/kellyneilcom/2013/6/18/julia-childs-cherry-clafoutis.html Photos and Recipe By: Kelly Neil