Tarte Tropezienne

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 (Easy)

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 […]

Colorful Bell Pepper Tart

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 (Baked Apples)

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 […]

Galette des Rois (French King Cake)

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 (Poached Pears)

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, […]

Roasted Peppers in Olive Oil

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 […]

Clementine Salmon en Papillote

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 […]

Pear Tart (Tarte Bourdaloue)

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 Top 5 Recipes

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 (Very Easy)

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

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 […]

Light Chocolate Mousse

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 (Vegetable Dish)

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 […]

Holiday Cookies in 3 Flavors

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 (French Christmas Cake)

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 […]

Calissons French Candies from Provence

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 […]

Salmon-Spinach Puff Pastry

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!

Chicken à la Provençale

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 […]