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 (with tea or cof­fee, as a snack or a sweet treat,) but they have an almond taste that Madeleines don’t […]

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 right now, why not bake light turkey en papil­lote with pump­kin? The com­bi­na­tion of fla­vors is deli­cious, and it is […]

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 sun­burst, which is so fun! Per­fect for a par­ty as your guests can just pull out their own “ray of […]

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 tart from the region of Nor­mandy (a reg­u­lar apple tart with a creamy fill­ing), and every­thing in-between. Today, I am […]

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,” a creamy soup. The great thing about a pump­kin velouté is that you can present it in the pump­kin. So […]

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 make. As an added bonus, it will get you to eat prunes, which have many health ben­e­fits. Win, win!  

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 went on a search for the best gluten-free baguette recipe, and it was­n’t easy, but I am hap­py to say […]

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 right com­bi­na­tion of fla­vors!

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 is why I cat­e­go­rized it as a sal­ad. I love cold Rata­touille because you can just do the prep work […]

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, and pleas­es every­one, includ­ing kids. Every French Mom I know has her own ver­sion of the toma­to tart, and vari­a­tions […]

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 be on a diet, and still eat choco­late cake! And, if you have kids, you can get them to eat […]

Light and Healthy Mushroom Salad

Are you tired of your every­day sal­ad? Look­ing for some­thing new, light and healthy? This deli­cious Mush­room Sal­ad is for you!

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 so easy to make that kids can make them them­selves! So fun! And of course, deli­cious for kids and adults […]

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 means palm tree. Do you think they resem­ble more palm trees or ele­phant ears? Maybe both? Either way, they are […]

Easy Tomato and Sausage Bake

This is a VERY easy toma­to and sausage bake recipe. Per­fect for when you don’t want to spend much time cook­ing, and need a meal that every­one, includ­ing kids, will love to eat!

Salmon and Leek French Quiche

Quiche is a sta­ple of every­day French Food. This easy recipe for Salmon and Leek French Quiche is deli­cious and loved by every­one, includ­ing kids!

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. Today, I am shar­ing a shrimp recipe “à la Provençale” that is quick and easy to make.