Celebrate Julia Child #CookForJulia during #SundaySupper

When I saw this weeks theme for #SundaySupper I was super excited to take part!! My family has been on vacation this past week and I went on cooking strike…….no really I did!! Can you believe it! I didn’t want to make anything “huge” so I decided on an Appetizer! It was perfect because I was able to make it and serve it to my family at our campfire on our last night of vacation! This week’s gig is being hosted by Samantha from The Little Ferraro Kitchen.  Samantha just celebrated her 1 year “Blogversary” last month (WOW! How exciting!) Go visit Samantha’s recipes and when you do tell her this Momma sent you!

Join us this week Around the Family Table for #SundaySupper!  That fun starts at 3pm EST with these fabulous recipes being showcased and ends with our #SundaySupper live chat at 7pm EST.  This is a #SundaySupper you don’t want to miss!

Now to tell you the story behind this recipe. I’m always saying that I have zero technical skills! As in zilch. Zero. None. I wanted to take part in this event because Julia was an amazing cook, I bought her cookbook by mistake a few years ago and when I looked through it, I thought, wow these recipes look really hard LOL…..but since I’ve taken up cooking and being a stay at home mom, I’m looking forward to diving into this book even more!! Anyways, I accepted the invitation, I went onto the website that was referenced to celebrate Julia Child’s 100th Birthday, I clicked on “Recipes” and I chose an appetizer since I was on vacation. I started typing up this post and went on line and realized that I chose a recipe from the PBS website sponsoring this awesome event!! OMG, I can’t believe I’m admitting this to the world right now. I sat here in tears the night before whipping this up, complaining to my husband that I had to openly admit this to my #SundaySupper friends and here I am admitting it to everyone else. Oh well. Tis the world of blogging!!

So…….I did some research and realized Julia does have a dip called “Brandade a’ la Soissonaise (Puree of White Beans with Garlic and Herbs) The dip I ended up with was very similar to her recipe, and next time I make it I’ll actually add the herbs and garlic because I think it would give it a richer taste!! The recipe I ended up with was courtesy of Everyday Food, and the Homemade Tortilla Chips are courtesy of Kitchen Explorers. I actually really liked this dip with crackers!! Here is my favorite quote from Julia Child’s that I wanted to share with you ………..for obvious reasons!

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”

White Bean Dip & Homemade Tortilla Chips


  • 1 can cannellini beans drained and washed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8-10 corn tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste


In a food processor, combine cannellini beans, olive oil, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth

Place puree in a serving bowl, and lightly sprinkle chili powder over the top, if desired. (I used pepper)

For the Chips:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Put the vegetable oil in a small bowl, and, using a pastry brush, lightly brush the top and bottom of one corn tortilla with the oil.  Put the tortilla on a cutting board, and brush the top of the next tortilla with oil, putting the non-oiled side on top of the first tortilla so they share any extra oil.  Continue with the remaining tortillas, brushing only the top side and stacking them.

Cut the tortillas into eighths (a pizza cutter or kitchen shears work great for this), cutting across the middle so they are triangle shaped, and spread them on one or two large baking sheets in a single layer.  Sprinkle them evenly with the salt.

Bake them for about 15 minutes until they are lightly browned and crisp, but remove them from the oven before they get dark brown.

Join us this week Around the Family Table for #SundaySupper!  That fun starts at 3pm EST with these fabulous recipes being showcased and ends with our #SundaySupper live chat at 7pm EST.  This is a #SundaySupper you don’t want to miss!

#CookForJulia Breakfast

Râpée Morvandelle by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings 

Croissants by Cookistry 

Cheese and Bacon Quiche by Tora’s Real Food

#CookForJulia Lunch

Tuna Salad Nicoise by Magnolia Days 

Blood Orange, Walnut, and Rocket Salad by Granny’s Down Home Southern Cooking 

Croque Monsieur by Webicurean

Spinach and Cream Cheese Pancakes by Happy Baking Days 

Julia’s Chicken Salad by My Trials in the Kitchen 

Pissaladière Niçoise (Onion Tart with Anchovies and Black Olives) by The Wimpy Vegetarian

Provencal Tomato Quiche by Are you hungry?

Quiche Lorraine  Spoon and Saucer 

Potato and Onion Soup (Potage Parmentier) by Shockingly Delicious

#CookForJulia Dinner

Bouillabaisse by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen 

Boeuf Bourguignon by Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence

Orecchiette Con Broccoli Di Rape and Sausages by Doggie at the Dinner Table 

Boeuf Bourguignon by Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Veal Stew with Onions and Mushrooms with Baked Cucumbers and Boiled Potatoes (Blanquette de veau a l’ancienne with concombres au buerre) by Kimchi Mom

Salmon en Papillote by Girlichef

Poached salmon with cucumber sauce by Katherine Martinelli

Lobster Souffle and Deviled Chicken- Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends 

Roasted Chicken with Julia’s Mustard Marinade by The Meltaways

Wild Mushroom and Herb Stuffed Chicken- Mama Mommy Mom

Puree of White Beans with Garlic and Herbs (Brandade á la Soissonaise) Avocado Pesto

Poulet au Porto by Family Foodie 

#CookForJulia Sides

Hollondaise over Blanched Asparagus by The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Scalloped Potatoes with Milk, Cheese, and Garlic (Gratin Dauphinois) by Home Cooking Memories 

Ratatouille by Basic N Delicious 

French-style country pate by There and Back Again

White Bean Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips Momma’s Meals

Oeufs à la Diable by What Smells So Good?

Soubise by The Weekend Gourmet

Ratatouille by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

#CookForJulia Desserts

Cream Cheese and Lemon Flan by Juanita’s Cocina

Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups by Cravings of a Lunatic

Creme Brulee by Wine Everyday

Mousseline Au Chocolat by Small Wallet Big Appetite

Peach Tarte Tatin by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Cinnamon Toast Flan by Vintage Kitchen Notes

Dark Chocolate Crepes by Family Spice

Crepes Fines Sucrees by Mangoes and Chutney

Pommes Rosemarie:Apples Rosie  The Daily Dish Recipes

Espresso Soufflé by Chocolate Moosey

Best Ever Brownies by In the Kitchen with Audrey

Orange-Almond Jelly Roll Cake by Mrs. Mama Hen

Orange Spongecake Cupcakes by Mama’s Blissful Bites

Orange Mousse with Greek Yogurt by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Frozen Chocolate Mousse by Big Bear’s Wife

Wine Pairings: Relishing Food and Wine; Thanks to Julia Child! by ENOFYLZ


The fun starts every week at 3:00pm ET by showcasing fabulous recipes. At 7:00 pm ET, we will start our live chat.  Join us on twitter by using hashtag #Sundaysupper or using Tweetchat.  We love to feature your recipes on our #sundaysupper pinterest board and share them with all of our followers. See you there!

I’ll leave you all with one more favorite quote from Julia herself……..”The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” – I love you Andrew.

22 thoughts on “Celebrate Julia Child #CookForJulia during #SundaySupper

  1. You are celebrating Julia and that is what counts. Your recipe looks tasty and would be a great appetizer.

    1. Thanks Renee!! It’s inspired me to go home and get my cookbook so I’ll have it to cook a few more of her recipes this week 🙂 If anything I’m sure I provided a good laugh! 🙂

  2. Gorgeous. This looks amazing! And whether you followed her exact recipe or not…you were cooking in her spirit!

    1. Thank you thank you!!! Means a lot! I’ve loved getting to know Julia and I can’t wait to dive into the cookbook I have at home!!

  3. I love your quote and I agree with the crew: You were inspired by Julia and you were honoring her! Great job!

  4. I have made something very similar quite often and love it. It’s quick, delicious and it disappears in a flash. LOL 🙂

  5. Julia would be proud of you. She never expected perfection and rolled with the punches, just like you did. Great recipe. Glad you joined us.

  6. ooh ! This looks so inviting … I just want to dip right in 🙂 Healthy & bursting with fiber, will make this one. Love the white dip on the blue bowl !

  7. Looks wonderful, glad you hung in there and added this to the mix, it looks like a great appetizer to me. 🙂

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