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!

1. Scallops Gratinee

What makes scallops better? Obviously cheese!

http://bsinthekitchen.com/scallops-gratinee/ Photos and Recipe By: BS’ In The Kitchen

2. Boef Bourguigon

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

3. Potato Dauphinoise

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

4. Creamy Chicken and Mushroom

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

5. Leek and Potato Soup

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

6. Zucchini Tian

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

7. Eggplant and Zucchini Gratin

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

8. Queen Of Sheba Cake

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

9. Mousse Au Chocolate

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

10. Cherry Clafoutis

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

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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