The Tarte Tropezienne was created in the beautiful town of Saint Tropez, on the French Riviera. As the story goes, famous French actress Brigitte Bardot fell in love with the dessert while filming a movie there, and suggested the name “tarte tropezienne.” The cake was thereafter named “tarte tropezienne.” It is composed of a brioche […]
Cheese Soufflé is a French dish made primarily with egg yolks, whipped egg whites, and cheese. Its characteristic is that it “lifts” or “puffs,” while being baked in the oven. The verb “souffler“means “to puff” in French. It is quite fun to watch it puff, and makes for a light, delicious, and fun appetizer, or […]
I love how pretty this bell pepper tart looks. Love the colors, and pattern! It is actually quite easy to make. A light, delicious, and pretty tart! Bell Pepper Tart Recipe Recipe in French here. The French recipe uses ham and mozzarella, but I chose to use turkey and provolone instead. You can use any […]
Pommes au four (French for baked apples) come in so many different flavors. My favorite recipe is simple, but absolutely scrumptious: baked apples in a light caramel sauce. It requires few ingredients, is easy to make, and totally delicious! An easy dessert for the whole family to enjoy! Pommes au Four Recipe Recipe in French […]
In France, on the festival of Epiphany on January 6, it is customary to eat a King cake called Galette des Rois (roi means king, in French). The galette is a puff pastry filled with frangipane. It contains a small hidden object (usually, a small figurine or a bean). Whoever gets the slice with the […]
Poires Belle Hélène is a French dessert consisting of pears poached in sugar syrup, served with melted chocolate. It was created by French chef Auguste Escoffier in the 19th century, and named after the operetta La Belle Hélène by Offenbach. Poires Belle Hélène is a simple, yet refined dessert. Often served with vanilla ice cream, […]
These roasted peppers in olive oil are colorful, and they taste like the sunshine of the Mediterranean Coast! This recipe is from my grandfather who used to make these all the time on the French Riviera. Light, fresh, healthy, these roasted peppers are a delicious appetizer! Roasted Peppers Recipe This is my grandfather’s recipe. If […]
This clementine salmon en papillote is an absolutely delicious way to enjoy salmon! As you might recall, en papillote is a French cooking technique in which food is wrapped in parchment paper, and then baked in the oven. This clementine salmon papillote combines the flavors of bacon and clementine with the taste of salmon. It […]
I love this delicious pear tart filled with a sweet almond paste. It is one of my favorite French desserts! The tart was invented in a pastry shop on Bourdaloue street in Paris, hence the name Tarte Bourdaloue. This French classic is absolutely delicious! Recipe I tried many recipes for the Tarte Bourdaloue, and my […]
2017 is coming to an end…It’s time to reveal the top 5 French Mom Cooking recipes for 2017! But first, I would like to take a second to thank all of you who made my recipes, commented and/or liked my recipes on this blog or on social media (Facebook and Instagram). Thank you so much! Your […]
Chocolate Truffles are delicious chocolates, especially popular during the holidays. This recipe is so easy that kids can make the chocolate truffles themselves. It is fun to make as your roll the truffles in cocoa powder! A great activity, and a delicious sweet treat for the holidays! Chocolate Truffles Recipe I am using the […]
Scallops à l’Armoricaine take their name from the Armoricaine sauce, a tomato-white wine sauce, used for the dish. Scallops are typically eaten over the holidays in France, for Christmas or New Year’s. The Armoricaire sauce goes particularly well with scallops, which makes this a perfectly delicious dish for the holidays. Ingredients If you can’t find […]
Chocolate Mousse is a delicious, yet light, French dessert. The two main ingredients are dark chocolate and eggs. There is no butter and no flour, which makes it a very light non-fattening dessert. And it is still deliciously sweet! It is easy to make, and you can prepare it in advance. All in all, a […]
Provençal Tian is a vegetable dish from Provence (South of France). The name Tian comes from the earthenware dish traditionally used to bake it. Provençal Tian uses vegetables traditionally found in Provence: eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes, along with olive oil, and Provence herbs. Flavors meld while vegetables bake in the oven on low heat over […]
These delicious French holiday cookies are all made with the same dough, but come in 3 different flavors: mandarin, vanilla, and cinnamon. So fun to be able to enjoy 3 different flavors in the same batch of cookies! Plus, the recipe is quick and easy! Utensils I used a cookie press to make my cookies. […]
Bûche de Noël, which literally means Christmas Log, is the traditional French dessert for Christmas day. Christmas figurines or other Christmas decorations are usually placed on the log. It comes in all flavors, and there are many different techniques to make the cake. For my bûche de Noël, I chose a traditional recipe of a […]
Quiches are a staple of French everyday cuisine. While quiche lorraine is the most well-known quiche, there are many other quiches that are just as delicious, like this broccoli tomato quiche. A wonderful way to enjoy broccoli, and a great meal for the entire family!
Calissons are delicious French candies from Provence, where they originated in the town of Aix-en-Provence. Consisting of a smooth paste of almond and candied fruit topped with royal icing, they are enjoyed year-round, but are especially popular during the holiday season. While you can buy them online, they come in small boxes that can be […]
Holidays are coming! Time to bake some easy holiday cookies! This is a very easy recipe that makes delicious holiday cookies! Enjoy!
This salmon-spinach puff pastry is super easy to make and looks great! It’s a delicious way to eat salmon. And you can easily customize it to include any vegetable you like. You can even substitute the salmon with another fish, or meat. This is just a great technique to know! Enjoy!
I love chicken à la provençale (in the manner of Provence) with tomatoes, garlic and olives. It is a healthy and light way to cook chicken. It also makes for a very moist chicken, which is great because chicken has a tendency to get dry. I have a wonderful family recipe that is very easy […]