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Sweet Spiced Palmiers

Sweet Spiced Palmiers

Can we all take a moment to agree that store bought puff pastry is one of the best baking shortcuts you can have as a home cook?  It’s my secret weapon for both appetizers and desserts, and it’s the main reason why these lovely sweetly […]

Slow Cooked Italian Beef

Slow Cooked Italian Beef

Things that are hearty and cozy and feel like home:  this rich slow cooked Italian beef recipe.  This meal reminds me of football Saturday and of family gatherings.  On cold winter days few things sound more satisfying than this Italian beef.  And this is coming […]

Vin Chaud – French Mulled Wine

Vin Chaud – French Mulled Wine

If you ever have the opportunity, do yourself a favor and go visit Paris during Christmas time.  You may have heard romanticizations of springtime in Paris, but I am here to adamantly advocate for already magical Paris during the magic of the holidays. The city […]

Kale & Persimmon Salad

Kale & Persimmon Salad

While I do adore the holidays and all the celebrations and delicious food that come with them, sometimes it all just leaves me craving some salad.  That’s how I feel after this past weekend, where we just celebrated Thanksgiving in the United States. I usually […]

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

You know that unmistakable, cozy Thanksgiving smell you get when you roast a chicken or a turkey?  Want to know a secret way to get that wonderful small wafting throughout your house without actually roasting a chicken or a turkey?  Homemade chicken stock. Before you […]

Winter Endive Boats

Winter Endive Boats

Endives and radishes are two vegetables I will always associate with living in France.  Neither were foods I ate regularly prior to living in Paris, but both were abundant in the French markets during winter and early spring.   While endives are only occasionally eaten […]

Sweet Carrot Soufflé

Sweet Carrot Soufflé

Okay, before you skip over this post because soufflés sound hard or because carrot soufflé sounds weird let me tell you two things. One, this is not a real soufflé.  There’s no beating egg whites into oblivion and worrying about the rise and fall of your end […]

Best Ever Sausage & Apple Stuffing

Best Ever Sausage & Apple Stuffing

Okay, people – let’s talk stuffing.  Specifically, my every Thanksgiving go-to, best ever, sausage & apple stuffing.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that stuffing is my favorite dish in the entire Thanksgiving meal.  Get that boxed stuff out of […]

Persimmon and Camembert Galette

Persimmon and Camembert Galette

Note:  I originally published this Persimmon and Camembert Galette on May 7th 2018, but since it’s persimmon season now I’ve been busy recipe testing and have an updated version to share.  Hope you enjoy! I never have been much of a baker – I find that […]

Cooking School in Italy:  The Awaiting Table

Cooking School in Italy: The Awaiting Table

About 9 months ago I had a conversation with my husband that went like this: Me:  “So, I decided what I want to do with the rest of my sabbatical this year.  I want to go to Italy and take a cooking class.” Him:  “By […]