Cookstr.com

Simple Soirees: Seasonal Meanus for Sensational Dinner Parties

Sample recipes from Simple Soirees: Seasonal Meanus for Sensational Dinner Parties

Fried Squash Blossoms

During those few months when these delicate, lovely blossoms are in the market, buy them and fry them to eat as you sip wine before dinne...

(1 Votes)

Lemon Mousse with Fresh Blueberries

Here’s a classic French dessert that is a great party choice, as it can be made in advance. The combination of the mousse and ripe bluebe...

(1 Votes)

Authentic Guacamole

Everyone loves guacamole, and I like to keep it simple. Salt is a very important ingredient in this dish, but I once made it too salty an...

(1 Votes)

Grilled Salmon Smothered in Peas and Mint

I happened to have watched Molto Mario on the Food Network the day before I was having friends over for dinner, and he inspired me. His v...

(1 Votes)

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops

You can’t miss with well-seasoned lamb chops. The type of chops to use is entirely up to you. I love the way the rack chops look with the...

(1 Votes)

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

I cannot wait for the day in July or early August when I smell that evocative, earthy aroma of ripe heirloom tomatoes at my farmers’ mark...

(1 Votes)

Poulet au Vinaigre

After trying this deeply flavored chicken at several restaurants in Paris, I came home to make it again and again. Poulet au vinaigre is ...

(1 Votes)

Blood Orange Sorbet

This is a splashy dessert that is ideal served after a fish meal. It is inspired from a BayWolf Restaurant recipe. The color is deep crim...

(1 Votes)

Braised Fennel and Garlic

Here is a wonderfully successful way to braise fennel so that it is as tender as it is delicious. This dish can easily be made ahead of t...

(1 Votes)

Poached Leeks with Mustard Vinaigrette

These delicately flavored leeks make a light first course and are as good at room temperature as chilled. You might serve them on individ...

(1 Votes)

Green Beans Sauteed with Wild Mushrooms

I love the delicate, French haricots verts, buts if you can’t find them, use small green beans. Julia Child always suggested cooking them...

(1 Votes)

Browned Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Believe it or not, even children love these winter vegetables. There is something about slicing them, browning them, and giving them a bo...

(1 Votes)

Caviar and Creme Fraiche on Cornmeal Blini

Something magical happens in the mouth when the tiny caviar eggs burst as you roll them around with the even tinier grains of cornmeal. T...

(1 Votes)

Alice B. Toklas Chicken

One wintry day I picked up The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, hoping to soothe the monotony of the long gray season with something inspired an...

(1 Votes)

Tartiflette

From my first bite of tartiflette I knew it was destined to become part of my repertoire. The concept is definitely simple, and the dish ...

(1 Votes)

Orange Carpaccio

I had been delighted by this dessert of spiced oranges in zesty sauce many times at dinner parties in Paris and I finally I got up the ne...

(1 Votes)

Popovers

Popovers are a treat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner—an old-fashioned surprise. For best results, try to find popover pans where the meta...

(1 Votes)

French Onion Soup with Gruyere Cheese Toasts

This is the onion soup of onion soups. I seek out this deep rich soup in restaurants when I am in Paris, usually without much luck unless...

(1 Votes)

Coffee Crunch Cake

This cake, created by Marion Cunningham and her daughter Katherine, by way of Blum’s Restaurant, is the best present you could possibly g...

(1 Votes)

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook
Google
Twitter
OR
Sign In using Email and Password