Similar to the Smashed Fingerling Jalapeño Potato Salad I made by Bon Appétit, this French Potato Salad uses a vinaigrette as opposed to a mayo-based dressing. It's fresh herbs and scallions give it a fresh and bright flavor that tastes even better the day after.
There are few things more satisfying to bake than a really airy and delish cake. That's because on more than one occasion I've ended up with one that is dry and dense. When my husband's birthday came around I decided that I was feeling up cake from scratch challenge. What did he want? A classic yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
Despite the fact that there was a pastry or chocolate shop around every corner in Paris, I felt like my apartment's kitchen would have gone to complete waste if I didn't bake at least once. After finding a tart pan in the kitchen cabinet, I came up with grand plans to assemble a strawberry tart with fruit I purchased from the market.
If there is one thing I've learned from watching Barefoot Contessa, it's that Jeffrey (Mr. Garten) loves a good roasted chicken. That and butter makes everything better. But this post isn't about butter. Ina recently went on a jaunt to The Standard Grill in New York to help the head chef make their famous "Million Dollar Chicken".
Jam Thumbprints are one of my top three favorite cookies - this is only meaningful because the number of cookies I have consumed in my lifetime is great. This is a classic shortbread style cookie - just butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, salt. I will look for any excuse to make these cookies. So when I decided to have a few friends over for dinner, it seemed like the perfect post-dinner treat.