Is there anything more festive than finger foods? Memorial Day is the perfect time to give your gathering a fun boost with burgers on a stick!
Scallions, brandy and fresh oregano combine
to create a depth of flavor that will make your taste buds sing! In Italy I’ve
seen similar dishes served with roasted eggplant on the side but my family
prefers a fresh arugula and
Pork Chops with Grape Sauce; a very traditional southern France family dish! Super fast and easy to make and delightfully flavorful!
Watch the short video recipe and see just how fast and easy this French Family Dish is to make!
We have marvelous citrus fruit here in Florida so I’m forever experimenting with lemons, limes, oranges, well most all Florida Citrus! Now I so enjoy my desserts, especially cakes but with the kids away in university making an entire cake is just over the top! So I’ve been playing around with individual desserts and this one just happened to turn out amazingly well. My inspirati
Fresh carrots and creamy blue cheese team up to create a quick and easy winning flavor combo!
This recipe has a rather funny story behind it! My friend Sandrine's father had a business that brought local products from Auvergne down the Alp Maritime area. On one trip the roads were slippery and the truck went off the road and many of the boxes were damaged; not the products just the box
The perfect winter soup; hearty, filling and delicious! Here's how it's made:
This is one of my favorite ways to prepare shrimp and it just happens to be the easiest of all! ! So few ingredients, so little time and SO MUCH FLAVOR makes this Shrimp Provencal extra special!
Watch and cook along with the video:
With origins dating back to the 1980's when the Savoie cheese makers created Tartiflette to promote their local products, this hearty cheese and potato dish is just the perfect foundation from which to build your own creation using LEFTOVERS!
Here's how to make Tartiflette:
This special recipes comes from the Valbonaise Restaurant in Valbonne France which is known for serving the best frogs legs in all of France.Be brave and give frogs legs a try; you'll love them! Here's how:
Quick & Easy, you'll have most ingredients right in your kitchen ready to go! This is a great soup to fill you up, keep you warm and is super easy on the budget!Here is the quick how-to video:
Prepare ahead brunch strata served with an arugula & pear salad that will wow even your most picky guest!
Quick and easy how-to video:
Baked Brunch StrataPerfect for the holiday season; a make ahead brunch dish to wow even the most picky house guest!4 eggs + 4 egg whites1 cup whole milk2 tablespoons Dijon mustard¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemar
Combining sun dried tomatoes with ground chicken is a total flavor treat! Serve them with a warm lentil salad and you have an easy to prepare family favorite!How-to video:
The perfect menu to serve when friends are invited over for dinner. Everything can be prepped ahead and the oven does the cooking without your having to be in attendance! So go ahead, invite friends over for dinner and enjoy their company the whole evening!Here is the how-to video for the entire meal:
Salmon en Papillote serves 31 fillet of salmon1 lemon1 lime2
Traditionally VERY time consuming this French Cassoulet has been transformed to fit our American fast paced lifestyles.
Ingredients Serves 42 chicken breasts cut in half or 4 thighs3 sausages1 can white beans rinsed and drained1 can pinto beans rinsed and drained1 teaspoon salt & ½ teaspoon pepper1 celery stock choppedA carrot chopped1 onion chopped2 cloves garlic
Italy, the Italian Riviera to be exact is the inspiration for Bacon Wrapped Chicken with tomatoes & Basil.
Watch the short how-to video and see just how easy this is to make!
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
6 slices bacon
1 clove garlic
1 ½ pounds (about 3 cups) tomatoes (1 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes)
4 Tablespoons basil
Salt & pepper
You will absolutely love the flavors of the artichokes with the chicken and the parsley red onion salad is just bursting full of flavor as well.
How to video:
Chicken & Artichokes
4 Chicken Thighs with bone and skin
1 Pound violet Artichokes cleaned and halved or 1 package
1 Lemon cut into 8 wedges
3 Tablespoons fresh Rosemary fine chopped
Salt & Pepper
A new French twist on an old American favorite!
Here is the short how to video:
3 cups fresh peeled and sliced peaches
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
4 tablespoons butter
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
¾ cup buttermilk
¼ cup almonds
¼ cup dark brown sugar
In a medium saucepan combine peaches, ½ cup
Moist, dense, crunchy, chocolaty, delish and gluten free! So easy to make, this is a great afterschool treat or lunch box dessert. Combine with a scoop of ice-cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup and you are in dessert heaven!
Here's the how-to video!
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate
8 ounces butter
1 cup almond meal
½ teaspoon each baking powder and
There are so many ways to serve these wonderful little meat balls with a surprise inside! Cooked in a simple and light Italian red sauce they are perfect for hoagies, with spaghetti or polenta!
Watch the short how to video here:
1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
¼ cup chicken stock
¼ cup white wine ½ teaspoon
A stuffed and rolled pork tenderloin may look difficult but it is really easy! Also called butterfly, don’t be afraid to give it a try; not only is it a gorgeous way to serve tenderloin, it’s wonderfully delicious and healthy!
Watch the short how-to video and see just how easy it is to stuff a pork tenderloin!
1 pork tenderloin
1 onion chopped
2 tablespoons olive o
Served warm or room temperature these goat cheese filled mini tarts are the perfect pairing for light and refreshing Citrusade!
Here's the short how-to video!
5 ounces goat cheese
3 sprigs each fresh oregano & thyme finely chopped
Pinch salt & pepper
½ sundried tomato minced
4 tablespoons cottage cheese
1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 box mini filo tarts
Pairing citrus and salmon is always a great combination but when you marinate the salmon in lemon it turns into a great idea! You’ll find this salad served throughout the south of France all summer long!
Watch the short video for directions!
1 salmon fillet
2 lemons juiced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon baies roses
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
A traditional children’s summer evening campfire dessert is transformed into an adult dessert worthy of finishing your finest meal! A rich, moist, deep chocolate cake is topped with a crunchy graham cracker crumble then finished with toasted marshmallows instantly transporting us back to childhood summers.
Watch the short video to find out just how easy these wonderful little care are to make!
When we think of Bouillabaisse, we think fish soup! But bouillabaisse's cooking method is also perfect for chicken. On any given Sunday in the hills around Nice France you are very likely to find Chicken Bouillabaisse on the menu!
Watch the short video and learn how to make this easy, healthy and delicious soup!
Quiche Lorraine made lighter and healthier but will all the flavor intact! This is a modern American version of the traditional French Classic!
Watch the short video to find out JUST how easy quiche is to make!
Hearty vegetable soup with a drizzle of fresh pesto is just what you need on a cold winter's day! This soup is served all winter long in the south of France and every cook has their own special version. Here's mine; it is my family's favorite!
Watch the short video to find out just how easy it is to make Soup au Pistou!
Soup au Pistou
2 leeks white and light green part
In the French Provence region this tomato soup is served all summer long. It's quick and easy; perfect when you don't have a lot of time yet want a really flavorful treat!
Here's a quick video that shows you just how easy Provencal Tomato Rice Soup is!
Provencal Tomato Rice SoupIngredients:2 pounds fresh tomatoes1 onion1 carrot1 stalk celery4 cloves garlic 1 T. orange zest2 T. tomato pa
Hmmmmm sometimes when you have a craving for a certain kind of food, does it seem that nothing else will quite satisfy you? Well I've been craving shrimp etouffee lately and finally just had to break down and make some!
Here it is; not really difficult. The only fussy part is the roux because you do have to keep it moving until it's nice and dark like chocolate.......other than that re
What happens when you combine America's favorite Mac 'n Cheese with Italy's favorite Pasta Carbonara? Mac 'n Cheese Carbonara that's what and I can guarantee it will just right up to the top of YOUR family favorite's list!
1 pound elbow macaroni cooked to al dente
10 slices pancetta rough chopped
3 cups bread crumbs
1 cup grated Parm
A faster and easier approach to the traditional Daube. This recipe was inspired by the daube served at Chez Barale in old town Nice. Now the traditional doube's cooking time is somewhere around 8 hours which is just not realistic for our busy lifestyles today so I have created a method that keeps the full robust flavors of the traditional but cuts your prep and cooking time considerably!
Long name for a VERY easy dish to make! Seriously easy yet absolutely delicious is more like it!
While living in France I came to realize just how marvelous Dijon mustard is as a flavor base for protein. Goodness, I swear half of the restaurants in the south serve rabbit with Dijon mustard sauce and the other half use it with chicken or pork. Today we are combining the tang of Dij
Coq au Vin, which simply translates to rooster in wine, is now updated to be made easily in American kitchens. Instead of an aged rooster, use boneless chicken breasts or thighs to cut your prep and cooking time down to 30 minutes!
I mean really; who has hours and hours to spend cooking an old stringy rooster that is past his prime! Not me that's for sure! Here we keep al
Wow your family and friends with this French classic adapted for the American kitchen
Considered to be one of France’s best dishes, Pate’ de Campagne from Brittany is made with ground pork, cognac and spices; without a hint of liver ever! Always served cold don’t forget the traditional condiments; Dijon mustard, cornichons and baguette slices!
Video Recipe; watch and learn just h
Here's the perfect Halloween Dinner! Just organize your soup, toss it in the oven and go trick or treating! Then, when you get home dinner will be ready.
I know your kids will love the spiderade and you'll be ready for a pick-me-up Lemon Espresso Martini after taking the kids all around the neighborhood!
Just follow along with the video recipe and you are all set fo
There is a lot more to pumpkins than Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween and pie for Thanksgiving! Follow me while I show you how to take advantage of the pumpkins that are so cheap and readily available right now!
First let's make Pumpkin Puree that will keep a week in the fridge or up to three months in the freezer. So all you have to do is pop your puree into baggies, I like to do one cup mea
This week Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes will be released to the trade- available where books are sold! So I thought celebrating Best Loved Recipes with Pumpkin Cupcakes would be the perfect fall match-up! I didn't frost mine, the family got too them right away and with full mouths' declared they didn't need frosting!
Looking forward to a great holiday entertaining season I want to share with you the perfect way to greet your guests! Get the party started with a pairing of Mini Goat Cheese Tarts and a glass of refreshing Prosecco Citrusade.
Super simple to make so you'll have time to spend with your guests!
Ingredients for the Mini Tarts:5 ounces goat cheese1 egg3 sprigs each fresh oregano & thyme
And I know just who it was! But more about that a bit later....
This just happens to be the best family cookbook I have seen in years! I love the way you can see food trends over the last 20 years, the photos are amazing and the tips are extraordinary!
First thing I did was to sit down and go through the book thinking I would choose a recipe to try right away....well after dr
Taste of Home magazine is searching for their first ever Mrs. Holiday using video submissions and public voting! One lucky Mrs. Holiday will be a Taste of Home ambassador to the media, post articles in the magazine, represent Taste of Home at foodie events and receive a $50,000 salary for doing all this fun "work"!
I would love to be named Taste of Home Mrs. Holiday! This w
Have you seen the Walmart commercials where they replace the steaks at a restaurant with Walmart steaks? When my daughter saw it the first time she said “I’d be mad if they did that to me! Well she certainly changed her tune when I had the opportunity to test Walmart’s USDA Choice Steaks! They were the best steaks I’ve had in YEARS, that’s including restaurants! I was giv
A novel, fun and delicious way to change up your ordinary burger! Super easy to make and perfect for summer holidays, picnics and BBQs!
Printable recipe: http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/burger-dogs/
The top of this oven baked Blueberry Gratin will be a mouth-watering golden brown. The almond powder/meal in combination with the Cream Cheese lends a texture and moistness that are truly unique. This is a perfect dessert to serve to your friends who dine gluten-free.
Ingredients: Serves 6
1 Pint Fres
Who doesn’t love S’Mores by the campfire?
Well now you can have them any day of the year and no fire required! I love to wrap these cookies individually and bring to picnics and BBQs or even pop one in your lunch box!
Ingredients: about 24 cookies1 Box yellow Cake Mix1 Box Instant Vanilla Pudding3 Eggs½ Cup Vegetable Oil½ Cup Water1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs24 Marshma
This salad just screams summer on a plate! It’s perfect for picnics and outdoor BBQs and is sure to wow your family and friends with the multiple layers of sweet and savory. If desired you can substitute thinly sliced Virginia ham for the prosciutto.
Serves 6Ingredients:1 Loaf Italian bread sliced ½ inch thick1 Clove Garlic1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil + 3 tablespoons½
Broccoli Rabe originated in the Mediterranean so you will find it quite often used in pasta dishes along the Liguria Coast. The combination of the broccoli rabe and pecorino Romano is truly delightful! This is a quick and easy pasta dish that is both flavorful and healthy!
½ Pound Pasta Shells
¼ Bunch Broccoli Rabe
1 to 2 Cloves Garlic minced
I'm so excited about sharing with you something new from one of my favorite magazines; Taste of Home. I have in my kitchen and hot little hands the newest Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook and it is a real treasure! From measuring correctly to meal planning, from what knives you need, to cookware and bake-ware this book is not only fill
Flash because it’s ready in seconds and Mob because it’s easy enough to make for a mob of friends!
Printable Recipe: http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/flash-mob-pizza/
This salad is a regular on French Provencal menus when asparagus is in season. The marriage of flavors when you serve eggs and asparagus together is fabulous and you’ll find it in many different dishes. From Italian Frittatas to French Quiches eggs and asparagus go hand in hand but my favorite is when they are served together in this salad! If you have never made a browned butter and to
Is there anything more festive than finger foods? Scallions, brandy and fresh oregano combine to create a depth of flavor that will make your taste buds sing! In Italy I’ve seen similar dishes served with roasted eggplant on the side but my family prefers a fresh arugula and tomato salad instead! Give these a try; you’ll find the dinner table conversation kicked up a notch when ever
So easy, super delicious, a real crowd pleaser and can be put together in the morning and baked when you get home from work! I get tons of requests for this dish, and it is perfect for pot luck get togethers. IF you have any leftovers, slice and freeze then just thaw and heat in a fry pan with a bit of butter! Monte Cristos are traditionally served with strawberry jam or maple syrup but my f
*****-a-doodle-doo these are amazing burgers and I know you will think so too! The sun-dried tomatoes and fresh spinach mix in the burgers creates a flavor combination your family will love. If ground chicken is not available at your market, Turkey works great too; then I add just a bit of fresh chopped sage as well. Oh by the way, you certainly don’t have to tell your kids