American Recipes

Pear and cranberry pie

Pear and cranberry pie

Here is the perfect pie to adorn your holiday table, or any table for that matter. A vibrant variation of the classic apple pie, the…

Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving Menu

You don’t have to travel across the ocean in order to enjoy a delicious and authentic Thanksgiving meal. Here are some of my favorite…

Salmon and Avocado Sandwich

Salmon and Avocado Sandwich

Salmon and Avocado Sandwich* 2 Sockeye salmon filets, about 4 oz (113 g) each 1 ripe avocado 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest…

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Photo by Diana Perez My friend Nicos is a travel advisor and tour operator, and has the enviable job of journeying to the farthest…

Lobster Roll

Lobster Roll

If you have noticed my marked absence on the blog lately, don’t blame my children. They are a handful, for sure, but the truth is that…

Pistachio Guacamole

Pistachio Guacamole

Hello again pistachio-lovers! The first part of my contest in collaboration with American Pistachios has come to a close and I’d like to thank…

Patty Melt

Patty Melt

I want to introduce you all to another Great American Sandwich: The Patty Melt. In case you’re not familiar with this classic, here’s what…

Hot Pepper Poppers

Hot Pepper Poppers

  Be careful with these… They are very powerful and highly addictive little bullets of pure pleasure. The prep is a bit time-consuming, so I recommend enlisting the…

Smoked Beef Brisket

Smoked Beef Brisket

Certain recipes require such time and dedication, they never even occur to me unless I am on vacation. Brisket, which is the king, the…

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Here is the perfect excuse for to try out my faux corn tortilla recipe from last week. Fish tacos are a healthy, quick and flavorful meal, ideal…

Fried Okra

Fried Okra

When my husband returned from the grocery store with okra yesterday my jaw hit the floor, for two reasons. The first is that okra…