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Raspberry & Rose Mille Crepes Cake: Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dessert

Mille crepes cake, also known as a French crepe cake, is a delicious dessert consisting of several thin crepes stacked together with a filling of your choice. The delicate layers of crepes give the cake its characteristic texture and shape, while the filling adds flavor and richness. For this particular mille crepes cake recipe, I…

Quick Guide to the Uses of Rose Water

Rose water is a fragrant liquid made from roses petals and is used in cooking and baking for its delicate flavor and aroma. It is commonly used in Middle Eastern, Indian, and North African cuisines. You can find it in your local grocery store, usually in a glass bottle as well as online (I currently…

Decadent Salted Caramel Pecan Babka

Whether you’re a novice baker or experienced chef, there’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly-baked caramel pecan babka coming from the oven. This decadent dessert is filled with salted caramel and crunchy pecans for an irresistibly sweet treat. With its delicious flavor combination and elegant presentation, this easy to make babka will be a…

Salted Caramel Spread, delicious homemade recipe

Anything and everything is made better with a little bit of salted caramel. This delicious spread has become a classic pantry item because it adds an irresistible layer of sweetness and saltiness to any dessert. Whether you’re using it as a dip for apples, drizzling it over pancakes, or dolloping it on top of your…

Vegan Kings’ Cake

We are changing a bit the tradition this year with a Vegan Kings’ Cake, egg-free and diary-free My daughter had two very bad allergic reactions to egg, so we had to switch to a no egg diet for her. It’s been challenging for me as most of my pastries contain eggs. But it is a…

Tiramisu Buche, Christmas Yule Log

This Tiramisu Buche is perfect if you want to end your meal on a light note. It will melt in your mouth like a cloud. I posted yesterday the Nutcracker Buche recipe which is a very rich dessert as it is composed of buttercream and praline. I also wanted to give you a lighter alternative.…

Nutcracker Buche, Hazelnut praliné yule log

The Nutcracker Buche (or Christmas Yule Log) is a bit complex to make but is so delicious that it is worth every minute spent preparing it. The recipe is from the book Bûches, from Christophe Felder. I really recommend the book, there is a ton of amazing buche/yule log recipe. Unfortunately, it seems to be…

Fresh Plum Crumble, ultimate recipe

This Fresh Plum Crumble is perfect to enjoy the last plums of this year. Recette en francais ici. It is funny how I have never been the type to order Crumble when offered in a restaurant, I felt like it was such an easy dessert I did not see the point of having it at…

Shrimp and White Beans Soup, with Pesto

This Shrimp and White Beans Soup has it all: different textures, packed with flavors and a warm color to get through the winter days ahead. La recette en français, c’est par ici ! I don’t know if it really gets cold enough in Southern California to really enjoy a bowl of soup the way I would…

Fish en papillote, Greek Style

Fish en papillote is the perfect option for a romantic diner. It is easy to prepare and you can serve it as is directly in the papillote. What is cooking “en papillote” It is simply wrapping your food in parchment paper, creating a seal so ingredients cook together in their juice and don’t lose any…

Spinach Waffles, easy recipe for the best breakfast

These Spinach Waffles are perfect to start your day! Waffles don’t always have to be sweet and loaded with whipped cream and/or maple syrup and other wonderful but sugary stuffs. You can enjoy waffles  for breakfast and get your greens at the same time with this Spinach Waffles recipe. The perfect way also to get…

Crimini Mushroom Carpaccio, Parmesan and Dijon Dressing

This Crimini Mushroom Carpaccio with Parmesan and Dijon Dressing is the perfect way to start your meal. When I was a kid, I was always looking forward to September. It meant end of fun and summer vacation yes, but it also meant end of the heat, going back to school with my friends, going to…

11 food staples to always keep in your freezer

Frozen food can sometimes be seen as something bad. However, frozen food can be just as nutritious and flavorful as fresh one. I always go for fresh food when I can, but with our busy lives, it is always better to be prepared and have something at hand, rather than resulting in fast food for…

My Easter Bunny – Adorable Easter Recipe

Looking for a fun project to do for Easter? Download My Easter Bunny recipe and make your own at home: Click here to access the downloadable link My Easter Bunny is an adorable bunny shape cake for Easter. It is very easy and quick to prepare and will wow your guests. It also can be…

Blue Cheese and Pears Carpaccio

A delicious Blue Cheese and Pears Carpaccio to get you started! We have been travelling for a month and just came back a few days ago. I can’t believe we missed Thanksgiving and an occasion to cook and eat! But we had plenty of food in our time in Europe. We were lucky to eat…

White Bread Recipe, the ultimate recipe for homemade sandwich

As a true French woman, I love my baguette, but white bread is a staple that is always useful to have. It makes great quick sandwiches, I love it also in the morning with jam when I don’t have brioche, and it is just so easy to make and store. I love this recipe as…

Homemade chicken nuggets that beats fast food

What about some homemade chicken nuggets to start the week? We rarely buy junk food at home or go to fast food. We sometimes do take out for lunch when I don’t have time to cook (which is usually Poke, so still very much healthy) or sometimes we order Thai or Indian for a change.…

Baked Egg in Squash, Fall season recipe

This Baked Egg in Squash can’t be more in season! After the Pumpkin and Chocolate cake recipe I shared a few days ago, we stick to fall season with a different squash recipe. I have always seen Carnival Squash in the grocery store and markets but had never tried them. I tend to go for…

Chocolate and Pumpkin Cake

I love pumpkin and squash season, there is so much we can do with it, like this Chocolate and Pumpkin Cake for example. I love the versatility of pumpkins, you can make salads, whole dishes, or desserts. My son, who is three, discovered chocolate and obviously loves it so I wanted to make something not…

Madeleine, my favorite tea time cookie

Who doesn’t love Madeleines? They are a classic of French pastry. We enjoyed them as kids for teatime or what we call our “quatre-heures,” (literally 4PM, because it is usually our snack time). We always had a box with madeleines or other cookies to enjoy with a glass of cold milk, or hot chocolate in…

Braided Brioche Recipe, my favorite breakfast

Nothing is better than a fresh homemade Braided Brioche for breakfast. I am sharing with you today a very easy recipe. You can make it on the same day if you want, or prepare it the day before, and bake it the following day. A few tips to have the best Braided Brioche You need…

Melon Sorbet, easy homemade recipe

Fancy some Melon Sorbet today? Try this recipe! Summer is finally hitting us hard in South California. We haven’t had high temperature until now. Which made me realize we haven’t had much ice cream this summer, except for my favorite Mint and Chocolate Ice cream. I found very good melons at the market, super sweet…

Strawberry Cake, aka Fraisier

When I was a kid, I’d ask for a “Fraisier” (Strawberry Cake) for every birthday. It was one of my favorite cakes, along with the Chocolate Royal and the Raspberry Tart. My mom would always go to the same little bakery to order it. I was almost more interested in the cake than in the…

Must needed baking tools for baking lovers

Ready to take your baking to the next level? Make sure you have all the following tools. Kitchen Scale If you are serious with your baking and want to take more advanced recipes, you absolutely need a scale. My recipes are always based in grams, so forget about your cups and go get yourself a…

Chicken with Olive Tapenade, 3 ingredients recipe

Here is a very easy recipe for you of Chicken with Olive Tapenade. A flavorful dish with a minimum of preparation and ingredients. You can find the recipe to make your own tapenade on my Instagram posts, or you can use store bought Tapenade. However, I’d always recommend you make your own. It is very…

Cherry Tart, the prettiest ever !

I love eating cherries directly out from the tree. It really is one of the few fruits that I’ve never liked being processed into something else. I always disliked as a kid cherry candies, cherry yogurt etc. The only exception was the Cherry Clafouti (see recipe here). That’s why I decided to make a Cherry…

Mint and Chocolate Ice Cream to cool down a bit

One of my favorite ice creams is the Mint and Chocolate Ice Cream. I love how the mint feels cool in the mouth and paired with the crunchiness (and yumminess) of the chocolate, it is just perfect. This ice cream never lasts more than 3 days in our house. It is my go-to ice cream…

Blackberry Crumble with Almonds

I am sharing today a second crumble recipe. After the Strawberry and Rhubarb crumble, we tried last weekend a delicious Blackberry Crumble. I rarely use blackberry in my desserts, even if it is a fruit I enjoy eating. It takes me back to my childhood. When we were going out for a walk in the…

Tunisian Fricassés, my favorite street-food

Do you know the Tunisian Fricassés? This deep-fried sandwich is a specialty from Tunisia. It is stuffed with hard-boiled egg, tuna, potatoes and harissa. They are super yummy, and it is one of my favorite street foods when going there. Tunisian Fricassés filling You will obviously find a ton of different recipes and versions. Usually,…

Zucchini Tart with Lemon Confit

Summer is one of my favorite periods when it comes to food because of the abundance of fruits and vegetables. There are so many recipes colorful recipes that we can make. The Zucchini Tart with Lemon Confit I am sharing with you today is one of this perfect summer dish that can be used as…

Rustic Peach Tart with Fresh Thyme, a summer favorite

My favorite way of baking peaches is definitely this Rustic Peach Tart with fresh thyme. The peach season is very short, so I have been buying and eating a ton lately. I feel like peaches have been particularly good this year, so I am enjoying them while they last. I love peaches when they are…

Croque Monsieur, a killer French sandwich

One of my favorite sandwiches is the Croque Monsieur. It is a very popular French dish. You will find it a lot in Bistro in France, served with a side of salad. A Croque Monsieur is a very simple dish made with bread, bechamel sauce, ham and cheese. We also add Dijon Mustard to give…


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