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madeleine recipe

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 […]

brioche

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

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 […]

Fraisier

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 […]

baking tools

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

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 […]

Cheery tart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Olives Breadsticks

Olives Breadsticks, French version

Summer is here and with it, its barbecues, meals outside with friends, picnics on the beach etc. Olives Breadsticks is my go-to option to have bread on the table that’s easy to make and easy to share. You can use the Olives Breadsticks as an appetizer, side dish or just a snack. In French, we […]

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis, a stunning summer dessert

Today I wanted to share with you a recipe that reminds me of childhood: a Cherry Clafoutis. Have you ever heard of it? It is a very classis French recipe, easy to make with only a few ingredients. We had a huge cherry tree in the garden that would give us plenty enough to feed […]

crumble rhubarb

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb is finally available here in California and my favorite way to enjoy it is with this Strawberry and Rhubarb crumble recipe. I love the mix of strawberries and rhubarb. The acidity of the rhubarb is nicely balanced by the sweetness of the strawberry. The crumble on top just perfects it all making it a […]

Orange Cake

Orange Cake recipe, the most delicious one

Cliquez ici pour la recette en français! Today I want to share this delicious Orange Cake recipe with you. This recipe was shared back at the beginning of the pandemic by a French Chef I really like during one of his Instagram live. Jeffrey Cagnes is the pastry chef of Stohrer, the oldest pastry shop […]

Pineapple and Hazelnut filled Brioche

Pineapple and Hazelnut filled Brioche

What’s best than brioche in the morning? Pineapple and Hazelnut filled brioche ! I am just twisting a very basic recipe here to add some caramelized pineapple and crunchy hazelnuts. If you have never made brioche before, this is a very easy recipe to try out! There are few things to keep in mind when […]

Chicken Barley Stew

Chicken and Barley Stew, Easy slow cooker recipe

I have been very much into comfort food lately and this recipe of Chicken and Barley Stew definitely fits the bill. Since I took out my crockpot out of the garage and left it on my kitchen counter, I tend to use it way more often. I just love how easy it is to put […]

Fish Cake

Fish Cakes, Easy and Quick Recipe (Gluten Free)

I don’t know about you but I love fish cakes, crab cakes, lobster cakes … You got it! Fish Cakes are a great way to make everyone enjoy fish, even when you don’t like seafood! I love the crusty outside and flaky inside. And of course, paired with a mayonnaise or tartar sauce, it is […]

Ribollita white bean soup

Ribollita or White Bean Soup, a flavorful recipe

It is incredible how a simple soup can be so good! Have you ever heard of Ribollita? It is a white bean soup with garden vegetables. Recipe differs a lot from one family to another as it can be adapted to what you have at hand. My family used to serve it for lunch as […]

Pea asparagus terrine

Pea and Asparagus Terrine, Vegan and GF Recipe

I am a big fan of terrine when spring come, and even more in summer. If you don’t know what a terrine is, I will just share a quick definition with you: a meat, fish, or vegetable mixture that has been cooked or otherwise prepared in advance and allowed to cool, typically served cold and […]

easter cake

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 […]

apple cinnamon roll

Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Easy Recipe

This weekend for breakfast we are having Apple Cinnamon Rolls! And when I say we, I actually mean my neighbor who asked me to do something, anything for her breakfast since she had guests over. I don’t like cinnamon (boooh I know), but I have always wanted to try to bake Cinnamon Rolls. They always […]

Vegan Mushroom Pâté

Vegan Mushroom Pâté Recipe

Today I am sharing an unusual recipe with you: a Vegan Mushroom Pâté. So, if you know me, you know I am not vegan nor even vegetarian. I love all type of meat and dishes. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t like to try new things. I made this Vegan Mushroom Pate for friends […]

quinoa salad

Quinoa salad with roasted veggies and feta, GF and Vegan

I first had this Quinoa Salad in Spain. We were in a small village with my husband for the weekend and I decided to have lunch outside while he was surfing. I ordered a quinoa salad with grilled vegetables as recommended by the waiter. I have to say I wasn’t too much into quinoa at […]

chocolate financiers

Chocolate Tiger Financiers, easy to make recipe

Have you ever heard of the chocolate Tiger Financiers? It is a very popular pastry from French Chef Cyril Lignac. The composition is very simple, a chocolate chip financier and a chocolate ganache hiding crunchy chocolate pearls. It might be this simplicity that makes the Chocolate Tiger Financiers so yummy. Or maybe the combination of […]

homemade granola

Homemade Granola for a healthy breakfast

After looking at the amount of sugar in store-bought granola, I decided to make my own homemade granola. Another factor pushed me as well: I feel like the store-bought granola are never the way I like them. There is never enough pecan (I love them!), the chocolate taste bad (I am picky), there is cinnamon […]

cookies hazelnuts

Caramelized Hazelnuts Cookies with Praliné

La recette en français est ici I love cookies, especially caramelized hazelnuts cookies with praline. It is impossible to find them around here, so I finally decided to bake them myself. And because I am also a big fan of chocolate, I decide to throw some chocolate chips in there.   I remember my first […]

beef salad recipe with roasted rice

Beef salad recipe with toasted rice

This post contains affiliate links. Recette en français ici It has been like summer lately in California, so I switched from soups to this Beef Salad with toasted rice. It was a perfect lunch outside under the sun. That is one of the perks of living in OC. I have a Japanese grocery store by […]

Recette crêpes faciles

Easy French Crepes Recipe for the Chandeleur

It almost the Chandeleur in France that’s why I thought about sharing my easy French crepes recipe with you. The Chandeleur is basically our Crêpe Day. As you might have understood now, it means people usually eats crepes during that day. We have a multitude of crepes recipe, sweet and savory, but I am going […]

Pecan Brownie

Pecan Brownie Recipe

French I love brownies, they might be one of my favorite cakes. But I always find it hard to buy a good one, so I decided to try to come up with the best brownie recipe, pecan brownie in my case. My problem is that most brownies in coffee places, groceries stores etc. do not […]


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