Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for Grown-ups

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for Grown-ups

Recipes I love making Friday night feel like the weekend has really started. In fact, if I do it really well, it almost feels like a 3-day weekend. I guess it’s sort of a throw back to school days. Monday through Thursday was always after-school homework and chores,...
A Well-Stocked Pantry

A Well-Stocked Pantry

We all have our superpowers. Mine, besides knowing what day something I’m expecting will show up in the mail and making ideal parking spots materialize, is being able to throw a meal together when there’s “nothing in the house,” even if guests show up unexpectedly. It...
Wine Braised Spare Ribs

Wine Braised Spare Ribs

I love cooking for my friends, don’t you? It’s a chance to be creative. To be well-fed. To welcome people into your home. And if it all goes to hell in a hand basket, you can order pizza. A few weeks ago was one of those opportunities, and I had a blast cooking a...
Let Them Eat Bread!

Let Them Eat Bread!

Couldn’t you just shout it from the rooftops, Oprah-style? I. LOVE. BREAD!!!! There’s almost nothing that smells better than fresh bread baking in the oven. Then there’s that feel of a warm baguette in your hand. The crackle of the crust. Watching the butter instantly...
Croissant French Toast with Almond Maple Syrup

Croissant French Toast with Almond Maple Syrup

There’s nothing like a healthy breakfast. And this, my friends, is nothing like a healthy breakfast. This decadent breakfast is my family’s favorite. It’s Croissant. It’s French toast. What could be more French? The simple custard mixture (the egg-y part)...
Escargot

Escargot

I had always shunned eating anything that could be found crawling in my garden, until one day walking back from a visit to the Louvre, my husband and I stopped for a little lunch. I ordered French onion soup and he ordered escargot. I think I made him trade with me....

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