Welcome to The Purple Door Supper Club. I’m thrilled you’re here!  I have so much I want to share with you. I’m here to make a life out of what I love, and what I love is cooking and decor. I am passionate about The Purple Door Supper Club, and I truly believe that passion is relayed back to my readers through the innovative and exciting content that I post. Explore my site, and all that I have to offer. Perhaps The Purple Door Supper Club will ignite your own passions too. I am wife to Carlos, a mom to four girls and three boys. I love reading interior decor magazines, rearranging furniture, reinventing my Portuguese food roots into modern and exciting recipes to share with you. I collect cookbooks and interior decor magazines. I love perfume, red lipstick and shoes. 

April 27, 2019

Green beans are delicious, but have you ever had them topped with chorizo, cheese and oven roasted? Let me tell you...they are absoulutly... insanely good! Oddly enough if a vegetable could be sexy then these fine green beans win. They are fancy enough for a holiday si...

April 26, 2019

Today's recipe was requested by one of my lovely followers. She had had this dish as a child, but now that her mother and grandmother have passed away, she had no recipe. After tasting the rice at my house she was so excited and practically begged me for the recipe say...

April 26, 2019

I love chicken wings! I mean, I crave them. The sticky sweet and spicy glaze. The crispy skin. Oven baked to perfection. Chicken wings have become very overly complicated lately, with every chef claiming to have the secret to perfect wings. I am here to tell you the se...

April 22, 2019

If I had to eat one thing everyday for the rest of my life, beef would be it! I love it!! This recipe is a classic of Portugal, with many claiming origins in Lisbon, it is the epitome of Portuguese "tasca" culture. It is also widely consumed in many of Portugal's forme...

April 19, 2019

Having been raised in Connecticut, I had many Italian friends.  At Easter they all ate this glorious savoury pie, filled with spinach, swiss chard, ricotta and eggs. This recipe is my own version of this delicious cake. They say the original was made with 33 very thin...

April 16, 2019

This delicious traditional bread filled with charcuterie meats, and chicken, is a very delicious addition to your Easter table. In fact, Easter is not Easter in our house without one. There is another version with hard boiled eggs, but I prefer this deliciously indulge...

April 16, 2019

People often tell me they save the roasting for the weekend. I personally do not understand. Gone are the days when you needed to fire up the wood burning stove to make a roast. Realistically, a roast today is the simplest meal you can make with very impressive results...

April 15, 2019

What can be simpler than a cake that requires no scales, no measuring cups and no teaspoons? All you need to make this cake is a mug. YES! A plain old mug. Forgot about the school bake sale? You can whip this cake out in 30 minutes. I didn't come up with this recipe, i...

April 11, 2019

I don't make fresh pasta very often , but when the mood hits, it's always very satisfying and most certainly, therapeutic. One of my favourite pasta dishes is my spicy clam, chorizo and crab linguine. I had made fresh tagliatelle the other morning not really knowing wh...

April 9, 2019

This darlings is simply the sexiest, most decadent, most delicious, appetiser recipe in the world. Figs are one of my favourite fruits. Ripe, sweet and beautiful to look at. If a fruit can be sexy, then figs definitely win. My maternal grandparents are from the Algarve...

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Paella: Rice at Its Best
Authentic arroz en paella made over an outdoor fire. Socarrat (soh-kah-raht, from the verb socarrar, which means to toast lightly) is the caramelized crust of rice that sometimes sticks to the bottom of the pan. It is the prize in a well-made paella. Come see what all the hype is about.