Shredded Carrot Salad

Shred­ded Car­rot Sal­ad is a sta­ple of French every­day food. Quick and easy to make, it is also incred­i­bly healthy. Dress­ings vary, but usu­al­ly include oil and/or vine­gar with a vari­ety of herbs and spices. I recent­ly dis­cov­ered that adding orange juice makes for a deli­cious dress­ing! My dress­ing is thus a mix­ture of orange […]

Onion Tarte Tatin (Upside-down Tart)

This Onion Tarte Tatin is a fun way to make an onion tart, apply­ing the tra­di­tion­al apple tarte tatin tech­nique to onions. The idea is to cook the onions in a skil­let on low heat, with the sweet fla­vors of hon­ey and cin­na­mon, along with nut­meg, pep­per, and bal­sam­ic vine­gar to top it off. Then, […]

Mushroom Quiche (Easy)

Vis­it­ing my in-laws for the hol­i­days, I was asked to make quiche, and since they like mush­rooms, it end­ed up being a mush­room quiche. This mush­room quiche is easy-to-make and deli­cious! Every­one loved it!   Recipe As always with quiche, you will need to either make the quiche crust your­self (recipe here) or buy an […]

Stuffed Tomatoes (Tomates Farcies)

Tomates far­cies, which means stuffed toma­toes, is a very com­mon every­day meal in France. It is easy to make, and pleas­es the whole fam­i­ly, includ­ing kids. It is typ­i­cal to serve it for din­ner, with rice on the side. A quick, easy, and deli­cious fam­i­ly din­ner!   Recipe This is my per­son­al recipe. Ingre­di­ents are […]

Spinach Quiche (kid-friendly)

Spinach quiche is very easy to make, and is a won­der­ful way to get your fam­i­ly to eat spinach. My 6 year-old loves this quiche! A great, easy, fam­i­ly din­ner recipe! Recipe I like to put goat cheese in my spinach quiche as I find spinach goes par­tic­u­lar­ly well with goat cheese. If you do […]

Croque-Monsieur Appetizer

Croque-Mon­sieur, a ham and cheese baked sand­wich, is one of these quick meals you com­mon­ly find in French cafés. You would typ­i­cal­ly have it for a quick lunch with a sal­ad. How­ev­er, late­ly I have been see­ing croque-mon­sieur appe­tiz­ers, and I got the idea of using a cook­ie cut­ter to make cute mini croque-mon­sieurs. It’s […]

Everyday Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lor­raine, named after the French region of Lor­raine where it orig­i­nat­ed, is prob­a­bly the most pop­u­lar of all quich­es. You will find it in almost all cafés in Paris, and most French fam­i­lies will eat it fre­quent­ly. Quiche Lor­raine is easy to make and loved by every­body, includ­ing kids. It is a sim­ple, easy […]

Broccoli Gratin (kid-friendly)

Look­ing for a new way to eat broc­coli, and make a full meal out of it? Broc­coli gratin is a won­der­ful way to do just that. As an added bonus, it will get your kids to like broc­coli. Since I made this broc­coli gratin, my youngest is con­stant­ly ask­ing for broc­coli! A won­der­ful fam­i­ly meal! […]

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 […]