10 Ways to Eat Like You’re in a French Bistro

The French bistro is a unique type of restaurant, known for modest prices, and simple menus featuring home-style favorites like coq au vin, cassoulet, pâté, and steak frites. Bistros are half-bar, half-restaurant and offer a cozy place for locals to gather and engage in lively conversation. Want to eat like you’re at a French bistro?…

No More Leftovers? Make One of These Easy Brunch Recipes

Eventually, you run out of Thanksgiving leftovers … and Sunday is the time to make a cozy brunch.  From bistro faves (sandwiches!) to bacon sticky buns, there’s something here to inspire your best brunch ever. Read on for our 5 easy brunch-ready recipes.

New Year’s Day Brunch: 5 Recipes to Start the Year Right

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2018! Let’s start the year right with the best brunch recipes for those who’ve had a little too much to drink. These hearty recipes are comforting foods for the first meal of the new year… and they would each pair well with slightly flat Champagne if there’s…

6 Marvelous Mushroom Recipes for Fall

We love mushrooms! If you do, too, have a look at these recipes. Easy, tasty, and filled with mushrooms, they are sure to inspire you to cook something new. You may notice that all of these recipes contain either cheese or cream; that’s because mushrooms and cheese are a match made in heaven. Whether a…

What to Eat: Recipes for the Transition from Summer to Fall

We are currently experiencing summer temperatures along much of the East Coast. But fall has officially arrived, and pumpkin spice is lingering in the air. What does one eat when it’s 90 degrees F in late September? We’re ready for braising, slow cooking, and stews, but the weather cues us to head back to the…

Brunch Recipe: Mushroom Croque Monsieur with Truffle Butter Bechamel

Sautéed exotic mushrooms are smothered in truffle butter béchamel and two types of melty cheese in this twist on the classic bistro sandwich. Perfect for lunch or a light supper, serve with cornichons and dressed baby greens. Or top with a fried egg for an upgraded Croque Madame. Check our post about Croque Monsieur for…

He’s Crusty & Cheesy, But You Will Love Croque Monsieur

 “America is a confirmed sandwich nation. Everywhere you go you find sandwich stands, sandwich shops, and nine out of ten people seem to stick to the sandwich-and-glass-of-milk or cup-of-coffee luncheon.” –  James Beard Let’s talk about Croque Monsieur, essentially a grilled cheese sandwich with the addition of ham, and a very French name. Oh, and…