Highclere Castle

‘At Home At Highclere – Entertaining At The Real Downton Abbey’ – Exclusive Book Preview

‘At Home at Highclere – Entertaining at THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY’ by The Countess of Carnarvon Many of us are still yearning for more episodes of our beloved Downton Abbey. … Continued

20-Layer Crepe Cake

20-Layer Crepe Cake Recipe

Mille Feuille Crepe Cake or 20-Layer Crepe Cake What is a Mille Feuille Crepe Cake or 20-Layer Crepe Cake?  It is a decadent and elegant classic French no-bake cake consisting … Continued

Absinthe History and Legends

Absinthe History and Legends

Absinthe –The Revival of the “Green Fairy”   Are you familiar with absinthe history and legends?  A now legalized liquor that has long been rumored to cause madness.  No other drink has inspired … Continued

Alfajores Cookie

Alfajore Cookie Recipe – Dulce de Leche Cookie

 Alfajores Cookies are a specialty of Spain and Latin America with each region or even country having their own loved version.  Alfajores Cookies consist of two shortbread biscuit cookies that … Continued

Alfajore Jam Cookies

Alfajores Jam Cookies Recipe

Alfajores Jam Cookies are a specialty of Spain and Latin America with each region or even country having their own loved version.  Alfajores consist of two shortbread biscuit cookies that … Continued

Apple Pancake

Apple Pancake Recipe – German Apple Pancake

Apple Pancake is a German tradition that is also known as Apfelpfannkuchen.  Apfel (pronounced AP-fel) is the German word for apple.  Adding it to the front of pfannkuchen get us … Continued

Arpege Eggs

Arpege Eggs Recipe – Hot-Cold Soft Boiled Eggs

Arpege Eggs are an amuse bouche, a palate pleaser, and/or an appetizer that is sure to please you and your guests.  It is a surprising mixture of egg, cream, sherry vinegar, and … Continued

Arroz Con Pollo

Arroz Con Pollo – Rice with Chicken Recipe

Arroz Con Pollo (pronounced “Aros con POHyoh”- emphasizing the “A”) literally means Rice with Chicken, a delicious one-pot Spanish dish that is scented with saffron.  There is evidence that this … Continued

Aruba Ariba Cocktail garnished with sliced orange and pineapple

Aruba Ariba Cocktail Recipes

Aruba Ariba cocktails are the signature drink on the Caribbean island of Aruba.  On vacation several years ago, my daughter and her friends claimed this their favorite vacation cocktail and … Continued

Arugula Salad Recipe

Arugula Salad Recipe

  This Arugula Salad recipe is considered a classic Italian salad.  What could be easier than tossing your fresh arugula greens in some wonderful olive oil and Fleur de Sel.  This … Continued

Asparagus Milanese

Asparagus Milanese Recipe – Asparagi alla Milanese

Asparagus with Fried Eggs Recipe   Asparagus Milanese recipe makes a very impressive luncheon dish or a starter course at your dinner party.  This Italian Asparagus Milanese dish is so … Continued

Asparagus Parmigiano-Reggiano

Asparagus Parmigiano-Reggiano Recipe

  Asparagus Parmigiano-Reggiano recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare and serve fresh Spring asparagus.   It is so simple to do and so good using very few … Continued

French Bread

Authentic French Bread Recipe

This Authentic French bread recipe is probably the easiest bread recipe to make.  French bread is so simple and so good!  Give it a try. Your homemade French Bread may … Continued

Serving bowl of Avocado Mojo Dressing or Dip

Avocado Mojo Dressing or Dip Recipe

  This fantastic Avocado Mojo Dressing would be classified as “raw” since it’s using fresh, uncooked ingredients (with the exception of the salt).  This is a very low-fat recipe where … Continued

Avocado Shake

Avocado Shake Recipe

Avocado Shake is so subtle and very addictive – I love avocados!  Like most Americans, I had only used them in savory dishes, and a shake made with avocados sounded … Continued