Cherry Tomato Tart

Maybe it was the fresh cherry cakes I’d been baking weekly at the request of visiting fr...   Read More

Easy Chicken Parmesan

When your schedule is hectic (and when isn’t it?) and you need a hot, comfort food dinne...   Read More

Easy Roasted Brussels Spr...

My little cabbage might be a French term of endearment, but many people are not in love wi...   Read More

Easy Zucchini Casserole

Got zucchini? At the end of summer, markets and gardens have it in abundance! Skip the bre...   Read More

French Market Vegetable B...

French market vegetable beef soup is a meal in itself. It’s got everything from the mark...   Read More

Garlicky Caesar Salad wit...

Caesar Salad: A Great Classic Created by an Italian chef in Tijuana, Mexico around 1924, C...   Read More

Golden French Onion Soup...

A steaming bowl of French onion soup topped with melted Gruyere cheese – classic comfort...   Read More

How to Roast Asparagus

I am crazy about asparagus.  Always have been. I have to apologize to my husband for my l...   Read More

Parmesan Gougeres Cheese...

The irresistible French cheese puffs called gougeres (goo-zhare). They are great with a g...   Read More

Parmesan Potato Wedges

Crisp, golden and lightly crusted – baked Parmesan potato wedges. Great for Mother...   Read More

Pasta with Chicken Sausag...

When time is short and you’re hungry, here is a quick dish I turn to over and over again...   Read More

Quick Grilled Zucchini

Can you tell that I’m in grilling mode? Flank steak, rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob...   Read More

Ribollita | Tuscan Vegeta...

There is nothing like a warming bowl of soup to satisfy the soul. The Tuscan bean and vege...   Read More

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus...

Don’t labor in the kitchen on Labor Day. Make this roasted red bell pepper hummus ahead...   Read More

Roasted Vegetable Ratatou...

Friday morning usually finds me shopping at a local farmers market. The vibrant colors, th...   Read More

Scalloped Potatoes

Whether you call them cheesy scallop potatoes, scalloped potatoes, potato au gratin or au...   Read More

Shrimp Scampi with Meyer...

Sweet Meyer Lemons With sweet, floral-fragranced Meyer lemons in season, here is a main di...   Read More

Stuffed Mushrooms with Su...

Stuffed mushrooms are a quick way to quiet growling stomachs while you are getting dinner...   Read More

Turkey Meatballs

From A to almost Z (actually Afghanistan to Vietnam), all cultures around the world have r...   Read More

Zucchini Noodles with Pas...

Zucchini noodles? Yes! They are terrific. If eliminating pasta is too much of a switch all...   Read More