A Simple Sauté Of Wild Mushrooms With Pasta

wild mushrooms

A mix of wild mushrooms such as chanterelles, oyster, morels, shiitake and cremini with their different textures, flavors and colors are delicious when simply sautéed with butter, wine and fresh thyme. When sautéed and tossed with pasta and cheese, they make for an amazingly simple but special evening meal. There are so many ways to […]

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A Few Moments In Paris

the Louvre

Paris is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Romantics like myself dream of spending a few moments in Paris with the one we love, strolling hand in hand along the Seine, admiring the beautiful architecture and then enjoying a meal at a quaint French bistro. As I write this, […]

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Mandarin Orange Chicken

mandarin orange chicken

Mandarin Orange Chicken is a quick and easy weeknight Asian inspired dinner. Chicken is stir-fried with a slightly spicy, sweet and savory mandarin orange sauce then sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. Instead of ordering takeout from your local Chinese fast food restaurant, try this lighter and healthier version of Orange Chicken. If you like the […]

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Claude Monet, The Artist’s Garden And Home

Monet's Garden

“I need flowers, always flowers, even flowers to pick… so that I can paint them on rainy days” Claude monet To better appreciate Claude Monet’s paintings, visit his home and famous gardens in Giverny, a small village 50 miles northwest of Paris, in Normandy, France. I dreamed of seeing his beautiful gardens for years and […]

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Spring Pea And Lamb Pasta With Minty Pea Pesto

Spring Pea And Lamb Pasta With Mint Pea Pesto

As mild temperatures start to return, celebrate spring with a delicious pasta dinner. Minced lamb and sweet peas are tossed with orecchiette pasta, topped with vibrant green, minty pea pesto and sprinkled with grated lemon zest that gives a bright and refreshing burst of springtime flavors to your evening meal. Spring has arrived and that […]

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Will Buffets Be A Thing Of The Past

dessert buffet hotel achenkirch

Did a lavish morning buffet in a hotel’s dining room or the prospect of croissants and a pot of hot coffee being enjoyed in the privacy of your hotel room ever entice you out of bed early? Once hotels around the world reopen, health concerns may change how food and beverages are served to guests. […]

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Pork Chops with Brown Butter, Garlic And Sage

pork chops with brown butter garlic and sage

Simple but great tasting pork chops, similar to what you might find in a small trattoria in the north of Italy, are quick and easy to prepare. Simply pan seared until golden brown and then basted with brown butter, garlic and fresh sage leaves, the pork chops are succulent and delicious. In the northern Italian […]

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Steak Pizza With Caramelized Onions And Gorgonzola Cheese

steak pizza with caramelized onions and gorgonzola cheese

The combination of onions cooked down until jammy, golden and sweet along with sharp, creamy Gorgonzola cheese and tender, juicy steak will turn pizza night into a sophisticated evening meal. If you love caramelized onions piled high on burgers and steaks, this delicious steak pizza is one you definitely must try. Tender juicy steak, cooked […]

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Honfleur, One Of The Most Picturesque Harbors In France

Honfleur France

The gorgeous little harbor town of Honfleur, France has attracted artists for hundreds of years. While the boats that Claude Monet and fellow Impressionists painted more than a century ago look different now, most of the tall skinny houses that line the port in this quaint and colorful town remain the same. There are lots […]

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Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Tortila Soup

This easy Mexican chicken soup is based on a rotisserie chicken, flavorful homemade chicken stock, fresh tomato salsa and corn tortillas. Whether enjoyed as a simple soup or served with a variety of complementary sides for a hearty main course meal, your family will want a second helping. Homemade chicken stock, made from a rotisserie chicken […]

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