Hedgehog Cookies (Easy)

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 […]

Pains au lait (with chocolate chips)

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 (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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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! […]

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 of French sablés cook­ies, and the Hal­loween fun!

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 easy to make. They are def­i­nite­ly worth a try to give you the peace of mind to know exact­ly what […]

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 by a well-known French chef, who stat­ed that such a cake had already exist­ed in France for a long time. […]

Easy Light Moist Salmon

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 […]

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! I have been want­i­ng to make chou­quettes in the US for a long time, but I could not find the […]

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 breeze and bak­ing time is only 15 min­utes! It does not get much eas­i­er to make a French dessert that […]

Tarte Fleur (Flower Tart)

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 […]

Delicious Raspberry Financiers

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 […]

Easy and Fun Tarte Soleil (Sunburst Tart)

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 […]

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 […]

Everyday Tomato Tart

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 […]

Amazingly Healthy Chocolate Cake (the Secret is Zucchini!)

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 […]

Easy Nutella® Puff Pastry Rolls

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 […]

Extremely Easy French Palmier Cookies (Elephant Ears)

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 […]