halloween cookies

Halloween French Sablés Cookies

Sablés are pop­u­lar French short­bread cook­ies that orig­i­nat­ed in Sablé-sur-Sarthe in Sarthe (North­west of France). I thought it would be fun to make Hal­loween French sablés cook­ies. That way, you can enjoy both the deli­cious­ness […]

chocolate-vanilla swirl cookies

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Cookies

So many com­mer­cial cook­ies in the US con­tain high fruc­tose corn syrup and/or arti­fi­cial col­ors, it makes sense to bake home­made cook­ies with sim­ple whole­some ingre­di­ents. Kids love these choco­late-vanil­la swirl cook­ies, and they are […]

apple frangipane cake

Frangipane Apple Cake

This is the per­fect time of the year to make an apple cake! This par­tic­u­lar apple cake has a lit­tle some­thing that makes it extra deli­cious: frangi­pane! This sweet almond paste with a light rum […]

chicken basquaise

Chicken Basquaise (Red Pepper Tomato Chicken)

I was look­ing for a new chick­en recipe, and I came across Basquaise Chick­en, which is cooked in the man­ner of the French region of Pays Basque (South­west of France). I had a vague mem­o­ry […]

cauliflower croquettes

Cauliflower Croquettes (kid-friendly)

This is a fun and deli­cious way to eat cau­li­flower! These cau­li­flower cro­quettes make for a great appe­tiz­er for your guests, and/or a great way to get your kids (and your­self!) to eat cau­li­flower! And […]

gratin dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois (Authentic Recipe)

Gratin dauphi­nois is a famous tra­di­tion­al French dish from the Dauphiné region (South­east of France). This gratin con­tains raw pota­toes, cream and milk, baked in a dish rubbed with gar­lic. Some recipes add grat­ed cheese to it, […]

chocolate moellex

Chocolate Moelleux Cake

The choco­late moelleux cake is a cake with a liq­uid choco­late cen­ter. We believe its ori­gins are French, though a US-based chef claims he invent­ed it in New York in 1987. This has been dis­put­ed […]

chouquettes

Light and Airy French Chouquettes

French Chou­quettes are a type of Choux (a French light and airy pas­try), sprin­kled with pearl sug­ar. They are extreme­ly pop­u­lar in France, and make for a deli­cious sweet snack. My kids absolute­ly adore chou­quettes! […]

tarte soleil provencale

Sun Tart à la Provençale

This is anoth­er way of mak­ing a “tarte soleil”, a.k.a. sun­burst tart, with puff pas­try (see the oth­er tarte soleil here). In this sun tart à la provençale, the rays of the sun are cov­er­ing the […]

french almond tart

French Crunchy Almond Tart

This deli­cious French crunchy almond tart is very easy-to-make, and sure to please all almond lovers! It is very sweet, and crunchy like a very sweet gra­nola bar, but with almonds only. Prepa­ra­tion is a […]

tart crust

Sweet Tart Crust (Pâte Brisée Sucrée)

I want­ed to post my favorite recipe for a sweet tart crust (“pâte brisée sucrée”) so you can refer to it when­ev­er you make a sweet tart. It tastes so much bet­ter than any pie […]

eggplant gratin

Everyday Eggplant Gratin

Cook­ing “au gratin” means bak­ing an ingre­di­ent with a top­ping of grat­ed cheese to cre­ate a gold­en brown crusty top. It is a French culi­nary tech­nique that is quick and easy to pre­pare, and it […]

pistachio raspberry tart

Delicious French Pistachio-Raspberry Tart

Last Sum­mer, I had lunch with a friend in a café in Paris. For dessert, we ordered pis­­ta­­chio-rasp­ber­ry tartelettes, and they were SO deli­cious! Since then, I have been look­ing for a recipe to make […]