A stack of Parmesan Thyme Crackers from ascrumptiouslife.com

Parmesan Thyme Crackers

Sometimes you just want a little nibble.  Say you and your friends are going out to dinner and just gathering at your place beforehand OR you're hosting Thanksgiving and you don't want everyone filling up on appetizers before the big meal. Well, here's a fabulous idea - Parmesan Thyme Crackers.  … [Read More...]

Cheese in Provence Market

Cheese Board 101

I love offering a Cheese Board when I entertain - and the best part is how easy it is. No cooking - just shopping!  I usually serve a cheese board as an appetizer, the American way.  In Europe, you're more likely to be served a cheese board after dinner.  It provides a nice relaxing end to the meal, … [Read More...]

Potatoes Cooked in Cream, using Klondike Royale potatoes - from ascrumptiouslife.com

Potatoes Cooked in Cream

Last May, when I attended Camp Blogaway, I met the folks from Klondike/Potandon.  They were so nice and informative. So, I was thrilled when they contacted me about  the launch of their new "Klondike Royale" potatoes.  I'd had this Potatoes Cooked in Cream recipe in the wings and I knew this could … [Read More...]

Corn and Red Pepper Soup from ascrumptiouslife.com

Corn and Red Pepper Soup

Today's recipe is Corn and Red Pepper Soup - featuring the sweet corn that is plentiful right now.  I chose to puree this soup, because, well, I like a smooth soup. The potatoes act as a thickener, so there's no flour in it, making it a gluten free option.  But feel free to leave the soup intact for … [Read More...]

Roasted Vegetables from ascrumptiouslife.com

Roasted Vegetables

I first shared this recipe for Roasted Vegetables with you, as part of a diner party in 2011.  On a recent trip to visit my mom, I made them for dinner. She loved them and I was reminded that this recipe deserved a post of it's own. There are two secrets to this recipe. First - the lemon juice.  … [Read More...]

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