Tonight, I made beef stroganoff (sorry, no prep pictures - only leftovers!) I used a new recipe and it called for creme fraiche to make the sauce, which I was so excited about trying. The recipe also called for everything to be served over rice. That was a change for me - I am used to beef stroganoff being served over egg noodles. Well, I cooked it and served it up, and I didn't like it at all. At first, I thought it was the sauce I didn't like, but then I ate some of the meat and mushrooms out of the pan and it was good. I finally figured out that it was the rice that I didn't like. I've always eaten beef stroganoff with egg noodles, and I will do that from now on, too. And even though I liked the sauce, I thought it could have been better. I see a lot of other recipes calling for brandy or wine, and I am wondering if that would improve this sauce or kill it. I don't want to add garlic - I kind of feel as though that's a lot of people's go-to solution for adding flavor to things, and I don't always want garlic flavored everything. I want the sauce to enhance the beef and mushrooms, not compete with them. Basically, I loved the creme fraiche for this dish in place of sour cream. But, other than that - I think I'm still in search of a good beef stroganoff recipe.