Smoked Salmon Platter

If you’re expecting company over the holidays for breakfast or brunch, this spectacular Smoked Salmon Platter is easy, impressive and utterly delicious! Salmon Platter for a Crowd With the holidays approaching (very quickly, in fact!), it’s nice to have an easy elegant breakfast or brunch idea in your back pocket. I’m a huge salmon lover […]

Smoked Salmon Roses with Endive and Creme Fraiche #ProgressiveEats

This elegant platter of smoked salmon roses is perfect for any upcoming holiday breakfast, brunch or cocktail party. Healthy, low carb and, most importantly, scrumptious! An Elegant Smoked Salmon Presentation You will nearly always find smoked salmon in my fridge. But I only do these fancy, schmancy roses when I have girlfriends over for breakfast or […]

Tuna Rillettes #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan has recipes for sardine, salmon and tuna rillettes. A rillette is a pâté –like spread traditionally made of pork, but Dorie had us delve into the world of seafood. Adding a bit of curry and generous pinch of quatre-épices pushed this rich nibble over the top.

Baked Camembert with Caramel and Pecans #SundaySupper

I have been baking up Brie for almost 20 years…most often wrapped in puff pastry with apples or jam, but sometimes topped with brown sugar, nuts and cognac and broiled. It’s often difficult to find small rounds of Brie, or baby Brie, in the market, so I bought a wheel of Camembert instead. Camembert is […]

Tomato and Boursin Tartlets #PotluckforChristy

Bill and I were invited to have cocktails and a nibble with some friends at their tres chic home. Katerina claimed to mess up most things she cooked, a gross exaggeration I’m sure, as she made us some amazing goat cheese and tomato tarts. I knew they’d be the perfect appetizer for this Virtual Potluck […]

Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine

Today’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, like last week’s Pistachio Avocado, was simple with minimal ingredients. Toasted baguette slices were smeared with tangy chèvre, or goat cheese, then topped with luscious, ripe strawberries, a grinding of fresh pepper and a few drops of balsamic vinegar. A Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine is a perfect nibble […]