Simple Swiss Muesli

Before overnight oats, there was muesli. A simple Swiss recipe for cold cereal that you could soak in milk for anywhere from 5 minutes to overnight, then serve. The first time I ate muesli was on a cruise ship. The rolled oats were just the right amount of mushy, the …

Café Liégeois – French Coffee Float

Sometimes you just need an ice cream float. Why reserve that creamy, delicious afternoon dessert for kids? Whether by straw or spoon, you will LOVE the Café Liégeois, a French coffee and ice cream float.

Cinque Terre in Photos

Cinque Terre is a pretty good place to sit and indulge. Fresh-caught acciughe (anchovies) with lemon, hand-crushed pesto and all the limoncino you can drink.

Medieval French Toast

Medieval French Toast is a luxurious spin on sourdough french toast with rosewater and saffron. It's an easy medieval recipe with exotic ingredients.

Marzipan Mug Cake with Mashed Berries

Old World flavors of marzipan (or almond paste) and rosewater meet the amazing, modern, 2-minute microwave mug cake. While many almond paste recipes take a lot of time or effort, the marzipan mug cake is fast yet still totally fancy

The Ultimate Family Road Trip Through France

We all dream of backpacking through Europe. But when you have kids, travel in Europe becomes less about lugging your backpack and more about renting a car and driving through kid-friendly France.

Port-Poached Pears in Syrup

I am kinda obsessed with easy fruit desserts. Apple crisp, strawberry shortcake, and the most gorgeous and easiest dessert of them all -- port-poached pears.

Minestrone with Gnocchi

There are tons of Italian cookbooks in my library. Each one is filled with pages and pages of pasta and tomatoes. But no other recipe satisfies the need for healthy comfort food like minestrone with gnocchi!