French Appetizer Crêpes with Smoked Salmon and Herbs

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Crepes. Fun for the holidays. Easy recipe appears below, but if you need step-by-step instructions, see my e-How video.

In support of Small Business Saturday, I recently made about 48 chocolate- and caramel- sauced crêpes for a demo at a great local gourmet food shop. I ended up with

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What to Serve with Fondue

Comte Fondue (A Swiss-Style Fondue Made with a Great French Cheese)

Americans often serve fondue as an appetizer, but it’s better as the anchor to a meal. Here’s a fondue menu, including my favorite things to serve with fondue.

(By the way: Here’s my recipe for fondue.)

Apéritifs/Nibbles/Hors d’Oeuvres: In that mingle-and-sip stretch

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How to Serve Tapenade (12 Days of Tapenade)

Tapenade keeps well, and you can use it all kinds of ways. Here are some great ideas, plus more from readers in the comments section, below.

In my refrigerator right now are two batches of tapenade—both the green and black. I adore this olive paste, because not only does it work on

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