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68 Days of Gourmet: DAY 68!!!!!!!!

What better way to end 68 Days of Gourmet than with a champagne cocktail? Cheers to the project and cheers that it’s over! I can honestly say that I’m still glad that I decided to make the 68 recipes even though it ended up taking a little longer to get through them than anticipated.

There were definite hits and misses but overall I was impressed by the variety and quality of recipes to choose from. There are many recipes from the project that I know I will be making for years to come. Also, The Gourmet Cookbook is a wonderful resource to have in your kitchen and I highly recommend that everyone buy a copy of this book. I know that I will continue to turn to it for inspiration.

I created a 68 Days of Gourmet recipe index page that can be found at the top of the page. Our favorites are marked on the recipe index page but I’d like to share some of our very favorite recipes with you in this post.

Macaroni and Cheese
Chili Lime Tilapia
Three Ingredient Pot Roast

Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake
Island Pork Tenderloin
Chocolate Cream Pie
Thai Beef Noodle Soup
Spiced Chicken
Overnight Baked French Toast
Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

I will definitely be making all of these recipes over and over again.

If you have never had a French 75 you must try one. It’s a combination of gin, lemon juice, sugar and champagne. Don’t be leary of the drink if you’re not a gin lover – it does not have a strong gin taste. It’s actually a very refreshing flavor combination that packs quite a punch. 😉

If you’ve been following along the 68 Days of Gourmet – thank you! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the project and if you have any favorite recipes.

One year ago: Beef Bolognese, Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

And here’s the VERY LAST recipe of 68 Days of Gourmet!!!

French 75
(Recipe source Gourmet, September 1997)


3 ounces gin
3 ounces fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons superfine granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups ice cubes
1 cup chilled champagne


In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, sugar and ice cubes and shake to chill. Strain cocktails into two wine glasses, champagne flutes or on ice in cocktail glasses and top off with champagne.

Yield: 2 servings


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