The Perfect Panini

I never thought that I’d find the perfect paninis while I was living in Paris, but I did. My favorite place for paninis was MIA the last time I visited, but I found a way to recreate them at home. Solving the panini puzzle means enjoying delicious sandwiches any time I want. And once pesto came into the picture, I wanted. Tomato-mozzarella paninis are my absolute favorite, but you can use whatever fillings you like. Chicken is great too! Just … Continue reading

Comté and Pear Phyllo Triangles

I don’t think I’ve ever told you how much I love Comté. Comté is a hard, cow’s milk cheese that is made in France. It has a very nutty and mild flavor that is similar to gruyère. I really can’t get enough Comté, even though it’s hard to find a really delicious piece in the US. In Paris, I ate far too many dinners of Comté, fresh baguette, and wine. I think it’s why my pants stopped fitting. David Lebovitz has … Continue reading

Baked Belgian Fries

I love dipping delicious fries in a ketchup and mayo mixture because it transports me right back to Paris. There were few things better than sitting in one particular sidewalk cafe alternating sips of pick-at-random beer with crispy frites. Oh la la. And now I can have that experience whenever I want, right at home. You can too! To make these fries, slice 1 potato per person into half inch sticks. This is easiest to do using a mandoline with … Continue reading