Soup on Sunday: Lobster Bisque

Soup on Sunday: Lobster Bisque

Oh Lobster, how I love thee. It is often the food of choice for celebrations and holidays, and understandably so! But this time of year, a rich and creamy lobster bisque is my perennial Valentine’s favorite. Bisque may sound intimidating, but I promise you it is not....

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Soup on Sunday: Lobster Bisque

Soup on Sunday: Lobster Bisque

Oh Lobster, how I love thee. It is often the food of choice for celebrations and holidays, and understandably so! But this time of year, a rich and creamy lobster bisque is my perennial Valentine’s favorite. Bisque may sound intimidating, but I promise you it is not....

A Case For Fino Sherry

A Case For Fino Sherry

I love Fino Sherry. My husband jokingly refers to it as my grandmother drink. Last night we hosted a dinner party complete with a cheese course and libations. Cognac, port, Armagna and, Sherry. Despite its greatness (in my humble opinion), Sherry still draws a...

An Easy French Apple Tart

An Easy French Apple Tart

FULL DISCLOSURE, I am NOT a baker. My strength and love lies with cooking. As any proficient baker knows, it requires following instructions. And for me, that is what makes bakers impressive. As an enthusiastic cook, I love to take creative license with my recipes, or...

A Cocktail for the Oscars: The Bronx Cocktail

A Cocktail for the Oscars: The Bronx Cocktail

There is something wonderful about sipping a classic cocktail. Even though the cocktail hour seems to have been dropped from most routines, I love the notion of setting aside time to bask in a moment of celebration. And what better a time than the Oscars. Whether...

Portuguese Chorizo and Clam Stew

Portuguese Chorizo and Clam Stew

I first had a delicious bowl of Portuguese seafood stew in Cape Cod many years ago. Settlers from Portugal immigrated to Massachusetts in large numbers in the late 19th century to work in the fishing industry. Thankfully, the Portuguese culture influenced the flavors...

Oysters of Chesapeake Bay

Oysters of Chesapeake Bay

Although I grew up in Texas, and spent my summers on the Gulf Coast, I never ate an oyster. My fondest memories were family dinners at the local seafood joint. It wasn't until I was in France, well into my 30s, before I tasted my first first raw oyster. Now, I will...

MY NEWEST BOOK!

Entertaining at Home presents gatherings in the homes of leading tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, culinary arts, and society–including Lynn Wyatt, Suzanne Kasler, Julia Reed, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Carla McDonald, and Danielle Rollins, among others–who show readers how best to entertain with flair and finesse. 

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Soup on Sunday: Lobster Bisque

Soup on Sunday: Lobster Bisque

Oh Lobster, how I love thee. It is often the food of choice for celebrations and holidays, and understandably so! But this time of year, a rich and creamy lobster bisque is my perennial Valentine’s favorite. Bisque may sound intimidating, but I promise you it is not....

Portuguese Chorizo and Clam Stew

Portuguese Chorizo and Clam Stew

I first had a delicious bowl of Portuguese seafood stew in Cape Cod many years ago. Settlers from Portugal immigrated to Massachusetts in large numbers in the late 19th century to work in the fishing industry. Thankfully, the Portuguese culture influenced the flavors...

German Beer Cheddar Soup with Pretzels

German Beer Cheddar Soup with Pretzels

I love beer cheddar soup. I have been making this recipe for more than 15 years and it is a family favorite. I modified my version from one of my favorite cookbooks, Soups and Stews by Food and Wine, circa 1995. But, for Supper Bowl Sunday, I am adding a new...

Caramelized Onion, Cognac and Mushroom Soup with Croutons

Caramelized Onion, Cognac and Mushroom Soup with Croutons

Is there anything more comforting than tucking into a bowl of hot French onion soup? Beautiful slices of good quality toasted bread, loaded with melted Gruyere and caramelized onions. It is a simple, rustic and delicious dish. And yes, while it takes some time, it's...

Pam Kelley’s Cioppino

Pam Kelley’s Cioppino

This wonderful recipe is featured in my book, Entertaining at Home. Pam's cioppino is one of my favorite versions of this delicious soup. The name “cioppino” comes from ciuppin, a classic soup from the Italian region Liguria. Similar in flavor to cioppino,...

Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew

Soup has always been my true food love. It is the ultimate comfort food, and Sunday the perfect day to slow down and enjoy its simple satisfaction. It soothes the soul, nourishes when we are unwell, and, in my family, unites friends on Sundays. On cool days I...

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Pear and Dijon Baked Brie

This is one of my favorite go-to appetizers. Not only is it quick, easy and delicious, it looks impressive. The recipe is the the brainchild of my friend Heather Chadduck Hillegas and is featured in my my book Entertaining at Home

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