Cheddar Crackers

Cheddar Crackers from

A few months ago I shared a recipe for Parmesan Thyme Crackers.  I loved them so much I wanted to try a cracker with cheddar cheese for Thanksgiving.  So I went back Ina for an idea.  I found her Jalapeno Cheddar Cracker recipe, but opted out of using the jalapeno, since some in our family don’t want […]

Thanksgiving 101 Recap

Thanksgiving Turkey from

Thanks so much for reading my Thanksgiving 101 Series.  I hope you’ve found some good ideas for making the big day easier. So,  we’ve discussed the Turkey, the Gravy,  the Mashed Potatoes and the Dressing – so the basics are set.  We’ve also discussed some logistics for making the day/week go smoothly.  Today I’ve got lots […]

Parmesan Thyme Crackers

A stack of Parmesan Thyme Crackers from

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.  It’s an Ina recipe I’ve been […]

Cheese Board 101

Cheese in Provence Market

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, […]

Salted Olive Crisps

David Lebovitz' Olive Crisps from

Have you read David Lebovitz’s new cookbook “My Paris Kitchen” yet? I’ve been reading it for months now. First I looked through the recipes, adding markers for the recipes I wanted to try. Then I looked through the book for the photos. Finally, I am now reading the book.
This recipe for Salted Olive Crisps is the first recipe I marked. I’m always looking for appetizer/nibble recipes. This “savory biscotti” of sorts incorporates the flavors of France in one bite. I was immediately transported back to Provence. All I need now is a glass of rose!

Fried Green Tomatoes

A fried green tomato with goat cheese and remolade sauce from

I had wanted to make this recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes for years.  I finally succeeded a few weeks ago.  As expected, they were delicious.   So I wanted to share it with you, now  that tomatoes are ready at your market.               I first saw this recipe from Charleston […]

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