raspberry financier

Delicious Raspberry Financiers

If you vis­it a patis­serie in France, you will prob­a­bly see Financiers, which are lit­tle rec­tan­gu­lar tea cakes. They are sim­i­lar to Madeleines in that you typ­i­cal­ly eat them at sim­i­lar times dur­ing the day […]

pumpkin turkey

Light Turkey with Pumpkin

I post­ed pre­vi­ous­ly on how to bake light fla­vor­ful fish  by wrap­ping it in parch­ment paper, a French tech­nique called en papil­lote. This tech­nique works for bak­ing light turkey as well. Since pump­kin is in sea­son […]

tarte soleil

Easy and Fun Tarte Soleil (Sunburst Tart)

The Tarte Soleil may look intim­i­dat­ing at first, but it is actu­al­ly very easy to make! Like the toma­to tart, this is one of these every­day tarts with end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. It looks like a beau­ti­ful […]

apple tart

French Apple Tart

Apple tart is one of these well-known tra­di­tion­al French desserts. There are so many ways to make a deli­cious French apple tart. There is the famous Tarte Tatin (an upside-down tart), and the well-known apple […]

pumpkin velouté

Pumpkin Velouté

It’s Fall, and pump­kins are every­where! But what can you make with them? While Amer­i­cans would prob­a­bly be quick to answer “pump­kin pie”, the French answer is like­ly to be “soup,” and more specif­i­cal­ly “velouté,” […]

far breton

Far Breton (Prune Cake)

The Far Bre­ton is a tra­di­tion­al prune cake from the Brit­tany region (North-West of France). It is sim­i­lar to a clafoutis, but with more of a flan-like tex­ture. It is deli­cious, and very easy to […]

gluten-free baguette

Gluten-Free French Baguette

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of my post on mak­ing incred­i­bly easy and deli­cious French Baguettes, I was asked if I had a good gluten-free recipe, as some of you have to fol­low a strict gluten-free diet. I […]

lemon meringue tart

French Lemon Meringue Tart

The Lemon Meringue Tart is such a deli­cious French dessert, I just had to find the per­fect recipe! After try­ing mul­ti­ple recipes, I found a deli­cious one: not too sweet, not too lemo­ny, just the […]

ratatouille

Light and Healthy Cold Ratatouille

Rata­touille is a well-known French Provençal veg­etable dish. It is super healthy and deli­cious. It can be either warm or cold. The recipe I am shar­ing with you today is for a cold Rata­touille, which […]

tomato tart

Everyday Tomato Tart

Toma­to tart is one of these every­day meals that is so com­mon at the din­ner table of most fam­i­lies in France. The rea­son is that it is very easy to make, requires very few ingre­di­ents, […]

healthy chocolate cake

Amazingly Healthy Chocolate Cake (the Secret is Zucchini!)

This choco­late cake is amaz­ing­ly healthy! No sug­ar, no milk, no but­ter, but instead zuc­chi­ni! The best part is you can’t even taste the zuc­chi­ni. It tastes just like reg­u­lar choco­late cake! So you can […]

nutella rolls

Easy Nutella® Puff Pastry Rolls

Nutel­la® is to French kids as Peanut But­ter is to Amer­i­can kids. There are so many deli­cious recipes for Nutel­la® pas­tries. I like this French recipe for Nutel­la® Puff Pas­try Rolls as the rolls are […]

palmier cookies

Extremely Easy French Palmier Cookies (Elephant Ears)

Palmi­er Cook­ies are tra­di­tion­al French crispy cook­ies. Though these cook­ies are found all over the world, they orig­i­nat­ed in France. In the US, they are called “Ele­phant Ears,” while in France, they are called “Palmi­er,” which […]

shrimp à la provençale

Delicious and Healthy Shrimp à la Provençale

Cook­ing “à la Provençale” means in the style of the region of Provence (south of France), which usu­al­ly involves cook­ing in olive oil with toma­toes and garlic/onion. This style of cook­ing is deli­cious and healthy. […]