Gorgeous Green Smoothie

January 5, 2015
IMG_3656It's a new year, and a new me. I've joined a gym. I've purchased some bronzing gel. And I've discovered this gorgeous green smoothie! Read more »

Filet Mignon Roast (Beef Tenderloin)

December 30, 2014
IMG_3535Beef fillet, which travels under the names "beef tenderloin," "Filet Mignon Roast," and, if you live in France, "filet de bouef," is the best cut of the cow. It's impressive. It's meltingly-tender. And it costs a king's ransom! But when you are feeding 10-12 well-dressed guests, it's the ideal entree: Read more »

Make Your Own Crème Fraîche

December 27, 2014
IMG_8988wbCrème Fraîche (pronounced "krem fresh") is the mild tasting, French version of sour cream. It makes a gorgeous garnish for hot or cold soup. It does wonders for a baked sweet potato. Spread it on toast points, and you'll have an elegant base for Beluga caviar. The crème is hideously expensive when purchased from a supermarket. But you can make your own version for pennies, just as I do: Read more »

Easy, Elegant, Make-Ahead Cocktail Appetizers!

December 27, 2014
IMG_7343Hosting a New Year's Eve party? Take my advice, and make your appetizers well in advance. This way, you won't be trapped in the kitchen while your guests are wearing lamp shades sipping champagne in another room. Here are links to my favorite make-ahead dips, spreads, and canapes! Read more »

Fabulous Almond Butter Cookies (GF)

December 20, 2014
IMG_3134 - CopyI made these cookies the other day, and thought they were fabulous in every way: tender-crisp, beautifully-perfumed, and subtly-sweet. They are also gluten-free, and a cinch to make! Read more »

Make Your Own Almond Butter

December 19, 2014
IMG_3084Organic almond butter is orgasmically-delicious. It's the key component in my favorite pasta dish. It also provides magic for some fabulous gluten-free cookies. You can buy the butter at better supermarkets, or produce it right in your own kitchen. I make it this way: Read more »

Blue Mixer Giveaway/Winner Announced

December 17, 2014
blue mixer giveawayAnd the winner, per Random.org, is comment number 887 from Kimberly K. Congratulations, Kimberly! To collect your prize, just send me a note. Read more »