For the Winter Chill: Hot Chocolate with Chartreuse!

For the Winter Chill: Hot Chocolate with Chartreuse!

Brrrrr … it has been “Le Grand Froid,” or the Big Chill, in Paris this weekend! With temperatures hovering around zero, our local wine store offered samples of their delicious Chartreuse liqueur. They handed me the recipe for Choco-Chartreuse, or Hot Chocolate with a dash of Chartreuse Liqueur, promising the 130 herbs and spices in the Chartreuse would do us a world of good. When it’s that cold, it couldn’t hurt, right? ... Read More

French-Style Roast Turkey With Chestnuts

French-Style Roast Turkey With Chestnuts

We had such a great response from readers for our Pork Roast with Chestnuts that we decided to share another favorite recipe with Chestnuts: Dinde au Marrons or Roast Turkey with Chestnuts. It’s a holiday classic that’s delicious and easy to prepare. ... Read More

Recipe for Gratin de Fraises au Sabayon de Champagne

Recipe for Gratin de Fraises au Sabayon de Champagne

A gorgeous dessert made with the very best strawberries – gariguettes. It’s a family favorite, especially when these wonderfully sweet strawberries appear in the Paris open-air markets. ... Read More

Recipe for Pain Perdu – French Toast

Recipe for Pain Perdu – French Toast

Start your weekend off with a French and American favorite … French toast! In France it is called “pain perdu” and it’s a delicious way to transform leftover bread into a sweet breakfast or brunch staple that will please the whole family. Bon Appétit! ... Read More

Making the Best Macarons in the World!

Making the Best Macarons in the World!

My daughter Alexia (age 14) and I have fallen in love with macarons, especially the ones made by Pierre Herme’ in Paris.  We purchased his Macaron cookbook and have spent many hours in the kitchen trying to perfect his delicious concoctions. Making Macarons by Pierre Herme They say that macarons are the most difficult pastry ... Read More

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