For whatever reason you want to avoid alcohol for the winter holidays, (or wish to help a loved one avoid alcohol), you can’t go wrong with serving an alcohol-free hot spiced wine. Alcohol-free wine is a great substitute when the choice is that or nothing, but it’s not always something you drink simply because it tastes good. However, when you… Read More
My physical therapist shared with me this tarte soleil recipe when I told her I was looking for elegant appetizers that can feed a lot of people. I’m planning my husband’s 50th birthday party and there will be a lot of people. Having tested both a gluten-free and a regular version (which I made, but did not taste), I can… Read More
Roundup of 20 easy and elegant appetizers for your New Year’s Eve celebration.
I saw calamari at the grocery store and suddenly needed to have fried calamari without delay(!) … of the gluten-free variety, of course. I soaked a pound of thawed calamari in milk (enough to cover it) – plus the juice of 1/2 lemon – to tenderise the rings. Then I made a simplified marinara sauce by puréeing a cup of my… Read More
This 5-layer bean dip is not French by a long shot, and is therefore not a recipe I thought to share with you. Also, I thought everyone knew how to make it so what’s the point of doing the recipe? Except that I found that – not only does everyone not know how to make it, but some people don’t even know… Read More
This is a very quick shrimp and scallop recipe that uses reduced wine, butter, parmesan and sour cream. It makes your house smell like a five-star restaurant and it’s such a cinch to make. I have been meaning to share this recipe with you for a long time because it’s a favourite in our household. I know it’s not often… Read More