High Altitude Baking

Tips for High Altitude Baking

Baking at high altitudes of 3500 feet or more above sea level can be challenging! Baked goods can rise quickly and then fall flat. These baking issues are due to … Continued

A sizzling pot of tomatoes used in making the arrabbiata sauce.

Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe

  Arrabbiata sauce is a tomato or marinara sauce flavored with chile peppers to make it spicy.  “Arrabbiata” means “angry” in Italian because of the addition of the chile peppers. … Continued

Northern Arizona 5-Day Road Trip

  I have always been fond of the fantasy of the great American road trip… We had a great journey on our 2019 Northern Arizona 5-Day Road Trip. There are … Continued

Afternoon tea at the Lowell Hotel

The Lowell Hotel-Pembroke Room’s Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea Articles and Photos by Ellen Easton and What’s Cooking America 2020© Ellen Easton sponsored by BULOVA.com   Tucked away on the upper east side of Manhattan sits a … Continued

Decorative Holiday Tea Sandwiches

Decorative Holiday Afternoon Tea Sandwiches

Decorative Holiday Afternoon Tea Sandwiches Afternoon tea sandwiches are a perfect complement to the holiday season. Whether you are having a full afternoon tea, a buffet or just trimming the … Continued

Food Travels – Vietnam

Another journey of culinary delights was a recent trip where I spent two weeks traveling in Vietnam learning about the foods and culture. Here is the first article I put together on … Continued

Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws Recipe

Cheese Straws Recipe Cheese Straws, whether made from scratch or with store bought puff pastry, are a versatile and welcome addition to afternoon tea, the cocktail hour or as an … Continued

Appalachian Soup Beans - Pinto Bean Soup

Appalachian Soup Beans Recipe and History

Appalachian Soup Beans Recipe and History (aka Pinto Bean Soup) Stove top – Slow Cooker – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Instructions In the cold winter months, you can find an inviting … Continued

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

‘The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook’ – Exclusive Book Preview

‘THE OFFICIAL DOWNTON ABBEY COOKBOOK’ ©By Annie Gray with Foreward By Gareth Neame Order The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook Julian Fellowes, the creator, executive producer of Downton Abbey and the … Continued

Iced Coffee with Frothed Milk

Iced Coffee with Frothy Milk Recipe

Iced Coffee with Frothy Milk Get your summer mornings off to the right start with a refreshing Iced Coffee with Frothy Milk. Article and Photos by Ellen Easton 2020© All … Continued

Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel

Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel in London

Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel in London By What’s Cooking America and Ellen Easton ©2019 – All Rights Reserved During our trip to London last summer, my sister, Nancy, … Continued

Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle Recipe

Dublin Coddle Recipe & History Stovetop – Oven – Slow Cooker – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Instructions For St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or any cold winter evening, enjoy a delicious … Continued

Learn about wine in Burgundy France

Learn About Wine in Burgundy, France

Everything I Learned About Burgundy Wine   On my 2018 journey to the Burgundy region of France, I had the opportunity to spend time with grower, sommelier and wine consultant Pascal … Continued

Food Travels - Burgundy France Colmar

Food Travels – France Alsace and Burgundy

France, Alsace & Burgundy Colmar, France We had a lovely evening in Colmar as the city was celebrating “Fête de la Musique”, World Music Day, the biggest street party in … Continued

Food Travels in Paris - Colorful Macarons

Food Travels-Paris, Places to Eat – Things to See

  Off to France – Bonjour Paris! Train, Planes or…. How Many Ways to Travel in Paris After many modes of travel, I successfully arrived in Paris. Travelling to Paris from London … Continued