Making your own croissants is not difficult; there's no special equipment or hard-to-find ingredients required. What is necessary is good technique. For detailed step-by-step instruction, watch our slideshow, How to Make Croissants. Once you understand the basics of creating multilayered dough like this, you're well on your way to wowing your friends with delicious croissants.
If you're looking for a traditional pot roast recipe, try this 5-star, no-fail version. Cuts of beef that perform well for pot roasting go by many different names: Blade roast, cross-rib roast (or shoulder clod), seven-bone pot roast, arm pot roast, and boneless chuck roast are all acceptable cuts.