This is the ratatouille recipe from my cousin Bernard’s cookbook, La Cuisine Vagabonde. It is by far my favorite version.read more
Super quick and easy weeknight main dish. Serve with roasted potatoes and a green vegetable or ratatouille.read more
This is my grandmother’s Cassoulet and one of my all time favorites.read more
This French method of preparing potatoes has to be my most favorite preparation.read more
This is my mother’s recipe and one of my favorites from childhood. It is a casually elegant dish suitable for serving to kids as well as to company.read more
Choucroute is French for sauerkraut. It is great served with beer or Riesling and hearty rye bread. Our family always served it on Thanksgiving because it’s such a hearty cold weather dish.read more
This is my version of boeuf bourguignon.read more
If you’re looking for chicken cutlets that aren’t breaded, try boneless, skinless chicken cutlets with a sauce of sage, mushrooms, white wine, and cream.read more
I adapted this from a great Mark Bittman recipe by adding artichokes and olives and using Herbes de Provence instead of tarragon.read more
We always have leftover steak and we love arugula, so this is a great light weeknight meal –especially when heirloom tomatoes are in season. Serve with a baguette, French cheeses and a light fruity wine.read more
Welcome to Columbine Kitchen!
My name is Kristin. Columbine Kitchen is where my passion for creative cooking, eating, and sharing recipes lives. Here, you’ll find a collection of my recipes that have become the go-to meals for my family and friends. Many were passed down to me while others I made up or modified to fit my own tastes and needs.
The recipes are a reflection of how I feed my family. I aim to use the freshest, finest whole food ingredients available. I believe in using butter and cream and only use high quality prepared or packaged items to save time. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do. I look forward to hearing how they turn out for you!