Most Requested Recipe


My A Taste of Paris Launch party was a success!


I was thrilled with the unbelievable turn out.  So many friends, past students and trip participants were here to help me celebrate!  I felt surrounded by love and support.  I hope you will take some time to peruse the A Taste of Paris website, I am so proud of it! Join me in May for Girls Night Out to learn to make this tasty cocktail.


The French Presse cocktails were a hit!  My husband could not pour them fast enough!

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Croque Monsieur

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup hot milk

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon flour

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

10 ounces Gruyere cheese shredded

¼ cup parmesan grated

16 slices French bread

8 slices of Virginia ham

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.  Melt butter in a small sauce pan, add flour and stir cooking for 2 minutes.  Add hot milk; cook whisking constantly until sauce has thickened.  Remove the sauce from heat and add salt, pepper, parmesan cheese and ¼ cup Gruyere cheese.  Stir until cheese is incorporated.  Toast bread lightly.  Brush half of 8 slices with Dijon mustard add a slice of ham, some shredded cheese and place on baking sheet.  Top with another slice of toasted bread.  Place a spoon of the cheese sauce on the top of each sandwich sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake sandwiches for 5 minutes.  Turn broiler on to brown cheese.


About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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