WEEKEND SAMMIES on Americas-Table.com

Weekend Sammies

I love a good Saturday afternoon sandwich, something unique and savory to wake up the taste buds and fortify myself for the afternoon. Have I mentioned that we just moved after 16 years in the same house? What a job to pack up all those memories; I admit there were some teary moments in the attic, finding old doll carriages under the eaves and dusty first-grade art projects. Now it’s on to really moving in to the new old house. […]

GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD on Americas-Table.com

Grilled Chicken Salad

I’m a big fan of Gourmet magazine (I still miss the monthly version), and I found this appealing summer salad recipe in their grilling issue a few months ago. It’s fresh, and very beautiful – all the bounty of summer on one big treat-yourself plate. Pair this with a baguette and a glass of icy white wine, and you’ve got a brilliant, elegant meal. Grilled Chicken Salad Prep time: 1 ½ hours Serves: 4 Adapted from Gourmet magazine For lettuce:  […]

GREEK RICE SALAD on Americas-Table.com

Greek Rice Salad

I love a salad you can make a meal out of, and this rice salad will appeal to both vegetarians and meat-eaters. It’s simple, as things should be in August. Just the crisp, tangy ingredients of a Greek salad combined with cold, cooked rice. If you want extra protein, grilled salmon or chicken are flavorful additions. I had this salad three times over the course of the weekend: once with warmed pita bread for lunch, another time with grilled boneless […]

CACIO E PEPE on Americas-Table.com

Cacio e Pepe

I can’t believe how gorgeous this pasta is! It’s so summery, with little striped bow ties and lengths of pasta that look like grosgrain ribbons nestled in a plate! The colors pop when you cook them, so there’s no need for further embellishment. A simple meal like cacio e pepe – salt, pepper, cheeses, a little butter and the pasta of your choice, can become a stunning meal with these amazing pastas. Add a green salad, a chunk of crusty […]


Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Dutch Baby

Don’t you love a good pancake supper? This savory Dutch baby, topped with bacon, avocado, tomato, and crème fraiche is just the twist on an American classic – though it’s also the kind of thing that will blow your guests’ socks off at Sunday brunch. You can even pull out your onion soup bowls and make individual babies – so cute and so easy! You probably know what a Dutch baby is – it’s a pancake that puffs up as […]