Cooking Healthfully… Starts with Your Cookware

Many people start the New Year out with a resolution to eat healthier.  You may start by cleaning out your pantry and replacing unhealthy oils and staples with smarter, healthier options. Definitely a great place to begin. While you are building your healthy kitchen, don’t forget to look at your cookware.  What you are usingContinue reading “Cooking Healthfully… Starts with Your Cookware”

`a la Maison at the Junior League Holiday Shoppes… Today’s Tastings

`a la Maison has moved our Downtown store to the New York State Fairgrounds for the annual Junior League Holiday Shoppes… along with an array home decor and gifts… we’ve brought a great selection of gourmet and specialty foods. Today shoppers can looks forward to sampling: – Forever Herbs Blackberry and Blueberry Jalapeno Compote –Continue reading “`a la Maison at the Junior League Holiday Shoppes… Today’s Tastings”

Entertaining Simply `a la Maison… Super Bowl Party Hit – Slow Cooked Pulled BBQ Chicken Sliders

One of the best parts of the Super Bowl for me is the Super Bowl Party.  It’s a great opportunity to entertainment friends and family… and of course, eat some great food. This year, we have been invited over to our friend’s house for the Super Bowl.  With my crazy schedule, I wanted to pickContinue reading “Entertaining Simply `a la Maison… Super Bowl Party Hit – Slow Cooked Pulled BBQ Chicken Sliders”

Entertaining Simply – Recipe of the Week… Lemon Raspberry Champagne Vinaigrette & Mixed Greens Salad

I can eat a salad every day and always serve one when I’m entertaining.  Here’s one of my healthy mixed greens salad: My Lemon Raspberry Champagne Vinaigrette Mixed Greens Salad Dressing 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Raspberry Champagne vinegar 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 Teaspoon lemon zest 1 Teaspoon honeyContinue reading “Entertaining Simply – Recipe of the Week… Lemon Raspberry Champagne Vinaigrette & Mixed Greens Salad”

Cooking Healthfully… Delicious Uses for White Wine and Champagne Vinegar

Vinegar is used in cooking and baking; creating sauces, dressings and marinades: even to transform milk into a buttermilk. There are many types of vinegars including apple cider, red wine, balsamic and Champagne. Much like Champagne, Champagne vinegar is light-colored and delicately flavored.  Chardonnay grapes are typically used to make Champagne vinegar I love Champagne and chardonnayContinue reading “Cooking Healthfully… Delicious Uses for White Wine and Champagne Vinegar”