Tag Archives: dinner party recipes

Spiced Pumpkin Clafoutis + Orange-Vanilla Bean Compote

  As a girl who’d normally choose a cheese plate over a decadent dessert, I sure have been on a sugar tear lately.  Good thing for me, my body has an automatic shut-off mechanism when it comes to sweets.  A couple bites are all I can handle before the dreaded sugar headache creeps in. That […]


Well-Dressed :: 4 Vinaigrettes for Stylish Summer Entertaining

It was an unbearably hot summer day.  A stripped down, wearing next to nothing, lounging carelessly in the pool kind of day.  When the time came to take a break from the sweltering sun, I slowly meandered up the deck stairs in search of a cold drink.  In true form, my mom was in the […]


Three Onion Soup with a Smoked Mozzarella + Thyme Crouton


“Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.” -Beethoven Onion soup is one of my favorites.   I have fond memories of my uncle Bob — a very big man — standing over a cutting board, teary-eyed, delicately slicing onion after onion for his famous onion soup. […]

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