There is nothing more enjoyable than having people you love over for dinner!



If that dinner is super easy to make, all the better.


In the fall, I love to make huge pots of soup, to serve with warm crusty French bread right out of the oven, and my own version of Beurre de Herbes.




Always a huge hit, and so easy to make at home!  I’ve shared this recipe before, but it bears repeating, it’s perfect to have a few rolls in the freezer, ready to pull out at a moments notice when you have unexpected guests coming for dinner or lunch.


You probably have all the ingredients in the fridge and your pantry already.



Here is my delicious French Country Butter, it’s a snap to put together as you will see.

Just be sure to use unsalted butter.



  • 1 stick or 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cut up Capers
  • 1 sprinkling of Herbes de Provence
  • chives, chopped small
  • a little freshly ground pepper



  1. Mix the butter together with the chopped chives, the capers, herbes de Provence, and pepper to taste.
  2. Mix well so that the ingredients are distributed.  Spoon onto a square of waxed paper or parchment paper in a long shape.
  3. Roll into a zucchini sized shape, twist the ends of the paper, and tie together with kitchen string.
  4. If you will be freezing your butter, a zip loc plastic bag adds protection.
  5. Eat tonight with bread, or if freezing, defrost for a while but make sure the butter doesn’t get too soft.  Once the “frozen” is gone, place in the refrigerator to keep it firm. You can slice it ahead of time, serve each guest their own portion on an antique butter pat, or let everyone use a special knife on the plate to add it to their plates.






So easy, and just delicious!


You can vary the ingredients, sometimes I make this with grated Lemon Peel and other herbs.  Just experiment!




Serve with that delicious bread.



It keeps well packaged up in the paper and bag in the freezer so that all you have to do is defrost for a special treat with some great bread for company or a week night with your family.


I hope you make this and enjoy it!





à bientôt




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  1. Sounds delicious! Pinned! I will definitely make this. Thanks for presentation ideas as well as the recipe.
    Fabulous give away.
    I’m enjoying your trip on IG.

  2. Theresa Keller

    Thank you for the herbed butter recipe! I cant wait to try it, looks delicious.

    I am having friends in next week for a soup dinner and it will be the perfect thing to go with the bread.

  3. Alice Genzlinger

    Know it is delicious and wish our country had the same kind of wheat and dairy cows as France. There I would be able to enjoy the breads and butters French cooks offer in their homes. Being gluten free and dairy free I suffer from not being able to eat our bread and butter but my attitude is, where there is a will there is a way. Recently have found butter made in France to enjoy. Now if only I could buy a French bread locally.

  4. Thank you for the simple recipe for the delicious butter! What cute gifts this would be along with a lovely baguette…

  5. Anne keller

    That book sounds very interesting. Enjoy your writings.

  6. Sonny Nuckols

    I will definitely try this delicious butter. I also love to serve a pot of soup on chilly evenings to family and friends. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  7. Victoria Nuckols

    Thank you for sharing with us, nothing I love more than to settle down in the evening on a a chilly night with a bowl of delicious soup and crusty bread with herbed butter and then read a wonderful book. Thanks again.

  8. Have been making stock with my chicken feet . Love making soup and bread . Perfect meal .
    Comforting , making things ahead of time makes entertaining much simpler . Enjoy your day Chris

  9. Connie

    Thanks for this recipe Lidy. I will add it to my recipe box today!

  10. Hope you are enjoying your buying trip! I have a pot of soup on the stove right now so can’t wait to try this yummy sounding butter with some fresh bread!

  11. Marlene

    Nothing better than homemade soup or stew, fresh bread and herb butter. Hope you are having a good time on your buying trip. Safe travels home.

  12. Jean Van

    Hi, Lidy,
    All I can say is YUMMYYYYYYYYYYYY and I am going to make it, also the flower’s are so pretty so glad Fall is here and the bright color’s just make’s us all feel good after our hot summer. Happy cooking~~~~~~Jean~~~~~~

  13. Looking forward to making your Country Herb Butter. There is nothing better than warm toasted French bread and butter, it is divine. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Denise Carlson

    Yum! I love flavored butters sweet or savory it can’t be beat makes all bread and rolls so much better. please enter me into the drawing.
    Thanks, Denise

  15. Bonnie Sullivan

    Every time I look at the beautiful photo of the Christian Dior model, I think how absolutely feminine and pretty they were in those days.
    I am glad I’m old enough to remember those lovely magazines, and comparing the models of today is, in most cases not even in good taste. Even CoCo Chanel and certainly Mr. Dior, would not approve.
    Thank you, Lidy, for a glimpse of beauty we will never see again.


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