A Note to the Host
“July 14, 1789 marked the historic "Storming of the Bastille, a people's revolt in France that kicked off the establishment of a republican government, after centuries of royal rule. Bastille Day is a National French holiday marked by parades and parties. Celebrate Bastille day by enjoying simple and delicious French cuisine, or plan a trip to France to experience it for yourself!”
Lillet French Aperitif
Lillet and Club Soda make a fresh and bright French apéritif you can serve anytime. An orange twist adds fragrance and beauty!
Kir and Kir Royale
The first Kir Royale I ever tasted was in a lovely French Bistro in Paris. I don’t really like sweet drinks, so I was hesitant at first. I was delighted to discover that the perfect Kir is a crisp, refreshing, aperitif. Creme de Cassis gives it a light blackcurrant sweetness. For those who prefer more sweetness, a sugar cube can be added.
Champignons Topped Rustic Toasts Recipe
If working with dried mushrooms, reconstitute them in warm water. When soft, drain and combine with fresh mushrooms.
Cheese Puffs Stuffed with Prosciutto!
Also known as Gougères, or Pâte à Choux, these savory cheese puffs can be frozen (unstuffed) in a plastic bag and reheated at 425 degrees for 5 minutes
Smoked Salmon Recipes | Salmon Sliders
Salmon Sliders are one of our best Smoked Salmon recipes. Packed with cucumber, crème fraîche, & capers, these take Sliders to a whole new level!
Fried Almond and Avocado Salad Recipe
Our delicious Fried Almonds and Avocado Salad recipe makes a light, yet high protein starter or side salad!
Baked Asparagus Recipes | Prosciutto Wrapped In Puffed Pastry
This easy and elegant appetizer melts in your mouth with asparagus, prosciutto, garlic, parmesan, and pastry in every bite! One of the best baked asparagus recipes.
Zucchini Tart with Goat Cheese
This beautiful, fresh tart is as fun to make as it is delicious to eat! The crisp crust can be used with other soft cheese and savory toppings – almost like a pizza crust.
Stuffed Squash Blossoms
When you get the blossoms home (or pick them from your garden) put them in the crisper section of the refrigerator until you’re ready to prepare them. Squash blossoms are extremely perishable and should be stored in the refrigerator for no more than a day.
Coquilles St. Jacques
Seared scallops are the main feature of this dish. The addition of leeks, spinach, and cream over pasta make it a showstopper!
French Bistro Style Moules Frites
This is French Bistro cooking at its finest. Pommes frites are twice fried. They are crisp, tender, and delicious when dipped in the mussel wine sauce.
Easy Creme Brulee Recipe | Your Quick How To Guide
Creating a perfectly caramelized top for crème brûlée is quick and simple if you follow this easy crème brûlée recipe! Read on for more serving options.
Sweet Crêpes (French Pancakes)
Sweet Crêpes can be filled with virtually anything sweet, from berries and chocolate, to creme and curd!
Apricot and Almond Poppers
We call these Apricot & Almond Poppers because you'll want to pop 'em in your mouth! They're a great way to include the season's fresh apricots in your menu. Of course, dried apricots will do nicely too!