08 avr. 14

Homemade Applesauce

Why I never made homemade applesauce? I do not know! Yesterday I made Apple Compote. It smelt so good in my kitchen! It's just delicious, just sweet with the little bits of apple! It's a good way to eat apples! I used a mix of Honey Crisp and Pink Lady. Apple sauce is a good dessert, and perfect for a breakfast too. It is easy to make and not expensive! I love easy recipes when I have no time to cook! Of course, I have to make this recipe again. It's now ma recette favorite de compote de pommes... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 14

Quatre-Quarts / French Pound Cake

Quatre-Quarts is a French cake that I love so much. Quatre-quarts means four quaters, because you need four ingredients for the dough and these 4 ingredients - eggs, flour, sugar and butter - are supposed to have the same weight. The French Pound cake is so easy to prepare. You can add dried fruits (raisins, cranberries...), orange zest or rum which changes the flavor of the cake. This buttery French Pound Cake is so good with a glass of milk or a cup of tea. It's a great idea to make for a tea party... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 14

Daring Baker's February 2014 - Beautiful Bread-

What a Beautiful Bread! Thanks to Sawsan from "the Chef in Disguise", she challenged us to make a Cinnamon Sweet Bread or a Nutella Twists. I chose Nutella Twists. This Bread is fantastic to make. I enjoyed making it and eating it! My son ate a lot of Nutella Twists. After a long day at school, it was a pleasure to see all this Nutella on the Bread :)   Ingredients  1 can (400 gr) (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk 3 large eggs 1 cup (240 ml) vegetable oil 1 cup (240 ml) warm water (115 degre F.) 3 teaspoons... [Lire la suite]
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23 févr. 14


Sablés are delicate butter biscuits, crunchy and crumbly. The French word sable means "sand", which refers to the sandy texture. When I eat a sablé , I cannot resist to eat another one, and another one .....   I asked my kids, "do you want to eat one before I finish them all", Ah Ah Ah!  I loved French sablés. I remember eating the Galette de Pont-Aven when I lived in Brittany. It was incredibly good! Today my sabés are a Parisian style. It's the perfect biscuit to bake and eat... [Lire la suite]
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11 févr. 14

Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

Have you ever seen "Julie and Julia" by Nora Ephron? This movie is based on two true stories, about real-life women who never met, Julia Child and Julie Powell. Julia Child, expatried in France in 1949 decides to learn the art of French cooking. As for Julie, she decides to create a blog in 2002 in New York  "Julie and Julia, 524 recipes in 365 days" following Child's cookbook "Mastering the art of French cooking". What a great challenge! I just watched it recently. When I saw... [Lire la suite]
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02 févr. 14

How to make a Tapenade?

This week I am so excited to present you Florence from Scream under water, in French Crier Sous l'eau . I don't know if you know Florence, she writes a buoy blog with her friend Kathleen for the wellness of their readers. They can illuminate the black spots you can't see :) Florence loves to write in French and in English. She is a brilliant writer. She is real and authentic. I am grateful, she is in my life.  She also loves to make her delicious Tapenade, a Tapenade Niçoise. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 janv. 14

Daring Baker's January 2014 - BAUMKUCHEN - German Layered Cake-

This month Francijn from Koken in de Brouwerij challenged us to make a Baumkuchen or a "tree cake". This layered cake were invented in German. Traditionally it's made by coating a spit with layers of batter. In Japan it's the most popular pastries. Cover with chocolate it's really beautiful. I chose a freezing day (- 4 degre Farenheit outside), but sunny day to make my Baumkuchen, one Sunday. While my husband and my son left to go skiing, too cold for me. I made the cake with many layers, so I needed more than 2 hours to bake.... [Lire la suite]
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25 janv. 14

Pretzel Kisses

Whaouh! What a marvelous recipe my daughter made by herself today! She said : Mom, I need to go shopping to buy: squares Pretzels, Kisses and M&M's. What do you want to do? Pretzel Kisses, Mom! I have never eaten Pretzel Kisses before. It melts in the mouth, it's really delicious. It was really fun to make with my 12 year old. She was the chef today in our kitchen! Ingredients : 36 square pretzels 36 milk chocalte kisses 36 M&M's Directions : Preheat oven to 140 degrees F. Place pretzels on a baking... [Lire la suite]
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12 janv. 14

French Meringues

Santa Claus brought me a marvellous cookbook of French recipes, The Bistro Cookbook by Richard Bertinet. Richard is from Brittany in North West France and is the author of a variety of cookbooks (Pastry, Cook in a Class of your own with Richard Bertinet...). He has great recipes : Baked Camembert, Cassoulet, Mussels in Wine, Brochettes de crevettes, French Onion Tart, Vanilla Macarons, Soufflé au chocolat... Today I want to share with you Meringues' recipe. These delectable meringues were invented in Meiringen, a Swiss... [Lire la suite]
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04 janv. 14

Baked Chicken in Creamy Tomato Sauce

I just picked up this cookbook : Dinner a Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach. I couldn't stop reading it. I love this cookbook! I enjoyed discovering her story and her recipes. She has a lot of good ideas for Dinner, even if you do not have enough time to cook! Her Baked Chicken in Creamy Tomato Sauce is so good. I couldn't believe it that I needed 3 tablespoons of mascarapone to make this wonderful recipe. I now understand what is the Creamy Tomato sauce. I have never cooked with mascarpone, it was my first time. I just used mascarpone... [Lire la suite]
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