October 12, 2019

"Downton Abbey" Tea Party!

Scene from Downtown Abbey PBS Series {Photo credit: Carnival Films}

Since Downtown Abbey is now on the big screen, it's the perfect time to throw an authentic English-style tea party. I hope that my recipes and etiquette tips inspire you to host a celebration of the new cinema release.

September 30, 2019

Lavender and White Chocolate Chip Cookies


A good friend recently offered me a special gift to indulge my passion for French baking: a packet of culinary lavender from Campie's Lavender Patch. The lavender is grown on a family farm in northern Nevada's Great Basin near the town of Stagecoach. 

July 13, 2019

Chocolate Pots de Crème {David Lebovitz Recipe}


The top two reasons to make this recipe: 1.) You love rich, creamy chocolate desserts. In that case, this is the best choice! 2.) You just made Swiss meringue or Parisian macaroons and are wondering what to do with all of the leftover yolks. This recipe happily solves that problem.