NEWS, AND A BOOK/ICE CREAM EVENT

I took a break for some quality family time, which, by happy coincidence, included a dose of beach time as well. Now I'm back and figuring...

Bouillon Pigalle

BOUILLON PIGALLE

I used to wonder why someone didn't open a bistro in Paris serving classic French food, a bouillion , if you will, a word used to describe...

 
 
 
Devil's Food Chocolate Ice Cream

DEVIL'S FOOD CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

There are a lot of ways to do the same thing, just as there are a variety of ways to get to the same place. Which is why it's always...

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB TART

There's a certain ease and simplicity to free-form tarts like this. Sometimes they're called a crostata, sometimes a galette. You can...

 
 
 
Italian Polenta Cookies

ITALIAN POLENTA COOKIES

I recently found myself with too much fine polenta on my hands that I'd gathered for some recipe testing. Grocery stores in France...

Elderflower Sorbet

ELDERFLOWER SORBET

This past week, it's been everything elderflower around here. The weekend prior we visited friends who live outside of Paris and spent...

 
 
 
Strawberry Margaritas

STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS

The seasons seem to start a little earlier in France than elsewhere, or maybe that's just me. I tend to want to jump the gun as soon...

Pasta Puttanesca

PASTA PUTTANESCA

One of my favorite pastas is Pasta Puttanesca. For some reason, I don't make it very often, because I always seem to be sautéing fresh...

 
 
 
Bordeaux

BORDEAUX

If you haven't been to Bordeaux in a while, you might be in for a shock, although it's more like, you'll be in for a treat. Previously...

One Pan Harissa Chicken

ONE PAN HARISSA CHICKEN

Let me start by disclosing something. As soon as I saw the title of this book, and subtitle - Dinner: Changing the Game By Melissa...

 
 
 
The Best Apple Tart in Paris

THE BEST APPLE TART IN PARIS

I take a tough line at calling something “the best.” As anyone who's tried to get the best chocolate shop, the best bakery, the best...

Asparagus Mimosa

ASPARAGUS MIMOSA

I came to the conclusion a while back that there isn't a vegetable that's not better roasted. I backtracked a bit, not just because...

 
 
 
Jerusalem Bagels

JERUSALEM BAGELS

I've been meaning to make Jerusalem bagels ever since I went there , and saw the loopy breads dangling from wagons and off pegs in...

Bonnat Chocolate

BONNAT CHOCOLATE

I learned about Bonnat chocolate on a trip to Voiron way-back-when, well over a decade ago, when I wanted to visit the Chartreuse distillery,...

 
 
 
Martinez Cocktail

MARTINEZ COCKTAIL

There's a lot of discussion, and some dissension, about the origin of the Martinez cocktail. It's made with gin and vermouth, and is...

Eating, Dining, and Drinking in Edinburgh

EATING, DINING, AND DRINKING IN EDINBURGH

Continuing our edible adventures in Edinburgh , I insisted after we hit the farmers' market that we stop at Mary's Milk Bar. A gazillion...

 
 
 
Eating, Dining, and Drinking in Edinburgh

EATING, DINING, AND DRINKING IN EDINBURGH

One of the many places on my bucket list of places to visit has been Scotland. In each place on that ever-growing list, there's usually...

L'appart Talk at The American Library in Paris

L'APPART TALK AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS

This Wednesday, April 4th, I'll be at The American Library in Paris as part of their Evenings with an Author , in conversation with...

 
 
 
Chocolate Pots de Creme

CHOCOLATE POTS DE CREME

I'm not a huge beer drinker. I joke that I only drink beer if I'm on a sunny beach in Mexico, thinking that someone will take me up...

The Perfect Scoop, new revised & updated edition!

THE PERFECT SCOOP, NEW REVISED & UPDATED EDITION!

When I wrote The Perfect Scoop , I was excited for the opportunity to be able to write a book on ice cream that included the basics...

 
 
 



Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Apple Cake Recipes with Fresh Apples

Apple Cake Recipes with Fresh Apples

Apple cake recipes with FRESH apples make the BEST apple cakes! It's true! I wouldn't make that up! That's why I've reached out to all my friends to get their favorite apple... Read more ...

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Healthy Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes are light, fluffy, and packed with pumpkin spice. This one bowl breakfast is gluten free & vegan. Read more ...

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with flaked sea salt! Read more ...

Skinnytaste Meal Plan

Skinnytaste Meal Plan

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast , lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. What an... Read more ...

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili

Slow cooker chicken enchilada chili recipe Read more ...

Instant Pot Chinese Lemon Chicken

Instant Pot Chinese Lemon Chicken

Instant Pot Chinese Lemon Chicken - an easy homemade pressure cooker recipe of the classic Asian Takeout-Style Lemon Chicken. Read more ...

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Snuggle on up to a bowl full of this Instant Pot Beef Stew! Gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30, and under 400 calories per serving! Read more ...

Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Blondies

Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Blondies

7 ingredient Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Blondies have the most amazing texture, are a breeze to make and are healthy and vegan! Read more ...

Keto Pumpkin Pie

Keto Pumpkin Pie

Keto Pumpkin Pie - A delicious low carb and paleo pumpkin pie recipe with all the classic flavors of a traditional pumpkin pie. Read more ...

Caramel Apple Pie Dessert Smoothie

Caramel Apple Pie Dessert Smoothie

This dessert smoothie is vegan, gluten-free and super delicious with a gooey caramel sauce and crunchy raw pecan bites. Read more ...