Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Whole Wheat Pasta With Broccoli & Pine Nuts

This is a foolproof and fast way of making a healthy pasta dinner. Bright-green and tender broccoli is paired with chewy whole wheat pasta. A quick garlic oil is made in the microwave. Everything is tossed together creating a simple, nutritious and tasty dinner.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Chicken Milanese

Chicken Milanese needs no long explanation. Everyone loves it, especially kids. This golden brown chicken is in regular rotation around here. Along with roasted chicken, this is my husband's favorite chicken dish. I've made it for many years. Tom likes chicken milanese so much that he learned how to prepare it when I was working long hours.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fifteen Minute French Pea Soup

I've made different versions of this simple pea soup for many years. I like this recipe because it's quick and creamy. The cheerful soup is a keeper during the cold months. The bright green color lifts my mood. This foolproof French pea soup is ready in under fifteen minutes. A fast, fresh soup with delicate taste and velvety texture never disappoints.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Foolproof French Apple Cake

I make this French apple cake every week in autumn. During apple picking time, it's a must. I live in coastal New England between the ocean and an apple orchard.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Butternut Squash & Apple Bisque

French women have their own version of butternut squash soup. Some recipes are complex. Some are quite simple. After testing several recipes of this popular soup, I found my favorite. My recipe is cozy and easy to prepare. This beautiful bisque is chic and special enough to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner. There's a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon in it.  If you've followed me for a while, you know I love soup. This one is a keeper.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

My Grandmother's Lebanese-Spiced Chicken

This is my easy version of the warmly-spiced chicken my Lebanese grandmother served every Christmas and Easter. She lived with my grandfather in a small apartment in Brooklyn, New York. The bright and flavorful Eastern Mediterranean feasts she created from her tiny yellow kitchen impressed everyone. She loved to cook for her family and friends. On Christmas day, she always served a whole roasted chicken with delicious rice pilaf. The pan juices from the chicken were served over the rice. Along with the chicken and rice, my grandmother made stuffed grape leaves, lemony salads, hummus, baklava and date cookies. There was plenty of fresh pita bread too. Her modest-home was full of good food and lots of love.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Free COCO CHANEL Cross Stitch Pattern!

Let your inner fashionista shine with this fun FREE pattern! Experience the joy of making something with your hands. Stitch the classic design in silk on linen for a chic look. This COCO CHANEL pattern is great for beginners because it uses one color; Zen-stitching at its best!
The finished size of the pattern is approximately 7 by 8 inches when stitched on 32-count linen.
Please visit my petite cross stitch boutique to download the pattern:
  Free COCO CHANEL Cross Stitch Pattern

Happy Stitching!
xx ~ Jilly