These hedgehog cookies are adorable and yummy! I made them for my kids and they just loved it! The perfect sweet treat! Hedgehog Cookies Recipe My source of inspiration was this French recipe, but I changed a few things to make it easier to make in the US. Note: you will need a pastry brush for this […]
Pains au lait are delicious sweet buttery buns, perfect for breakfast or sweet afternoon snacks. They are easy to make, and kids love them! Pain au lait is a little similar to brioche as it is sweet bread, yet different, in that the only liquid used is milk. Hence the name: “pain” means “bread,” and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. Alternatively, […]
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! Enjoy!
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 of French sablés cookies, and the Halloween fun!
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 easy to make. They are definitely worth a try to give you the peace of mind to know exactly what […]
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 it is easy to make!
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 by a well-known French chef, who stated that such a cake had already existed in France for a long time. […]
Salmon is a delicious fish, but it can sometimes get dry when cooked. This recipe is amazing because it makes for a light moist salmon, that is delicious and not dry at all. In addition, the sauce has a light sweet taste that kids love. All around a great way for the whole family to […]
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! I have been wanting to make chouquettes in the US for a long time, but I could not find the […]
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 breeze and baking time is only 15 minutes! It does not get much easier to make a French dessert that […]
This tart looks so pretty! As soon as I saw it, wanted to make it! And it tastes as good as it looks! Appropriately named “tarte fleur,” which means flower tart in French, this savory tart consists of thin slices of vegetables and prosciutto, arranged in the shape of a flower. What a beautiful way […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]