Felix's Oyster Bar oyster shucker with oyster in palm

Food travels in New Orleans

Have you ever been to New Orleans? No! I haven’t, until now. It’s time for food travels New Orleans style. A little bit of the French Quarter, and a whole … Continued

Vegetarian Soup Recipes

Bean Soup: Orca Bean, Jalapeno Chile, and Yellow Rice Soup Tuscan-Style Vegetable Soup Bell Pepper: Bell Pepper Soup with Sour Cream and Dill Broccoli: Cream Of Broccoli Soup Carrot: Carrot … Continued

Vegetarian Brunch Recipes

Apricot and White Chocolate Scones Best Blueberry Muffins Blueberry Coffee Cake Cherry Clafouti Cherry Scones Date Drop Scones Fresh Blackberry Torte Harvest Cinnamon Rolls Kringles Linda’s Cinnamon Rolls Linda’s Sourdough … Continued

Winter white afternoon tea table

Winter White Afternoon Tea Menu

Ellen Easton shares with us her table settings and menu to plan a theme for a Winter White Afternoon Tea. Per Ellen Easton, “A winter white afternoon tea is a … Continued

Vichyssoise Soup

Chilled Vichyssoise Soup Recipe with Chive Croutons and Mousse

Vichyssoise is a delicious winter white soup of French origin that is served cold. Recipe and Photos by Ellen Easton 2021© All Rights Reserved Check out more of Ellen Easton’s … Continued

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.  This … 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