01 janv. 15

Happy New Year!

I wish you a very Happy New Year and fun with new culinary adventures in your kitchen!
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27 déc. 14

Dutch Sweet Bread/Ontbijtkoek - Daring Bakers' December, 2014 challenge

This morning, it smells so good in my kitchen! It smells ginger and honey, wow! Thanks to Andrea from 4Pure for challenging us to make a Ductch Sweet Bread, called ontbijtkoek (literally translated breakfast cake) . We had a choice between Peperkoek Cake -(pepper cake) this spiced cake is an integral part of the breakfast table in Holland-,  Kruidkoek or Sugarfree Peperkoek. I chose the first one. It is often spiced with cloves, cinnamon, ginger, succade (candied citrus peel) and nutmeg. I just used ginger... [Lire la suite]
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11 déc. 14

How to make Chocolate Crinkles?

Chocolate Crinkles are chocolate flavored cookies covered in confectionners' sugar. This recipe is so simple! You will need approximatively 20 minutes to prepare them, 12 minutes to cook. Don't forget to pop the dough into the fridge for 4 hours. These Chocolate Crinkles are a good idea for your kids' snack, or for a party with friends! And for Christmas or New Year's Eve is a perfect dessert :) Ces Crinkles au chocolat sont des biscuits au chocolat couverts de sucre glace. Cette recette est vraiment simple à... [Lire la suite]
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27 nov. 14

Paris-Brest : Daring Bakers' November 2014 challenge

Luisa from Rise of the Sourdough Preacher was our November 2014 Daring Baker hostess!. Luisa challenged us to make 6 small Paris-Brest. What a beautiful challenge! This French pastry was created in 1910 to commemorate the Paris-Brest bicycle race that begun in 1891. Its circular shape is representative of a wheel. I've never made Paris-Brest.  My husband was so glad to hear that it was our challenge this month. He loves this pastry. Thanks Luisa to challenge us to make this pâtisserie.. These Paris-Brest are so... [Lire la suite]
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04 nov. 14

A Chinese Dinner : Chicken Stir Fry / un dîner chinois : Poulet sauté aux légumes

A chicken Stir Fry is perfect for busy week-ends. My 16 y. old son is a Junior in HIgh School. He is fortunate enough to be taking Culinary arts this year, learn new techniques and bring home new recipes. So Sunday, he showed us how to make a Chicken Stir Fry. It's easy to make, so fast and excellent. When it was ready, my son said "Mom, it's ready to eat, but not ready to take a picture". So no picture today! Next time, I will add chunks of pineapple to give more flavor.   Un poulet sauté aux... [Lire la suite]
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26 oct. 14

Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Since I've been working in an Elementary School, I haven't been as organised as usual. September and October were a little bit crazy! Today, I would like to share with you a recipe that my 12 y. old daughter learned in Middle School during cooking class : Garlic Cheese Biscuits. Sarah has made this recipe a bunch of times, it's my turn to make these Biscuits :) This recipe is very easy to make and its great to eat with almost any meal. Ingrdedients : Dough : 2 cups Bisquick baking mix 2/3 cup milk 1/2 cup shredded cheddar... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 14

Summer Salad

I can't believe it. It's almost time for a New School Year!  My son and my daughter are so excited. They are ready to go back to school.  It's still the summer. The weather is perfect to eat outside. I want to share with you this quick and healthy salad, perfect for a summer day. You just need 10 minutes to prepare it. Bring out your best olive oil and vinegar.  Bon appétit!   Ingredients : 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup green pepper 1/2 cup feta cheese 1 small red onion 2 Tbs olive oil 1 Tbs... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 14

Crème Mousseuse au Caramel

This is the dessert that I love to make with my husband. Because he always makes the caramel by himself at the perfection. I've made this mousse lots of time. I love this dessert, it's incredibly delicious, so light and airy. Definitely my best mousse that I've ever eaten. Preparation : 20 minutes + cooking 15 minutes Serves : 8 Ingredients : 1 liter milk 3 big eggs (or 4 small) 150 gr (5,3 oz) (2/3 cup) granulated sugar 80 gr (2.80 oz) (1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons) flour 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar for the... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 14

Lemony Layered Cheesecake

Fast and easy cheesecake! If you like lemon and mascarpone, it's a great dessert for you. You don't have to cook the dessert, just put it in the fridge to firm up. Thanks to FERRAN ADRIA, a great Spanish Chef, for this lovely recipe. EL Bulli, located in the small town of Roses on the coast of Catalonia, about two hours north of Barcelona, was among the best retaurants in the world before he closed in 2012. Adria's creations are designed to surprise and enchant. He was referred as "the Salvador Dali of the... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 14

A Healthy Green Salad

This gorgeous salad combines cherry tomatoes, fresh peas, fresh asparagus and lettuce. I love this Healthy Salad. With chives and lemon juice, it's so delicious.  The magazine Eating Well inspired me for this great recipe. Make 8 servings Ingredients : 2 teaspoons fresly grated lemon zest 1/4 cup lemon juice 10 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 heads lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 2 cups very thinly sliced fresh asparagus (about 1 bunch) 2... [Lire la suite]
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