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Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb used to be this very mysterious fruit to me. Or was it a vegetable? Iā€™d heard of the classic rhubarb-strawberry pie combination but only a few years ago when I asked an American guy I was dating what his favorite dessert was. Maybe it […]

Skeleton Gingerbread Cookies

Skeleton Gingerbread Cookies

Are you ready for HALLOWEEN? I’ve got to admit it is probably my absolute favorite holiday and I’m more than happy (possibly a bit weirded out too for some reason) that Halloween is injecting itself into French culture. Halloween exhibit on the glass case of […]

Epic Mixed Berry Muffins

One of the things I love about summer is berries! Especially blueberries-myrtilles in French. I even bought two blueberry bushes two years ago in hopes of having bushels of blueberries on my doorstep. Apparently they are pretty finicky. After producing a grand total of 10 […]

The 20 Days of Holiday Treats: Day 14 Gingersnap Palmiers

I really wanted to call these GingersnapĀ Mustaches! They’re crunchy from the syrup caramelizing and flaky and buttery in the inside. Not to mention addicting! These are made with pre-made puff pastry that is coated in a sugar-spice mixture and brushed with a molasses/ginger syrup. The […]

The 20 Days of Holiday Treats: Day 13 Gingerbread White Chocolate Bars

Two more days till I’m off for pretty much the rest of the month! I had a TON of vacation days to use up. My calendar reminder to the team was hOhOhO. bahaha I made these treats for our team to bribe the judges for […]

The 20 Days of Holiday Treats: Day 11 Decorated Gingerbread Cookies

Happy Holidays.. happy HOLidays! May the merry bells keep ringing! This weekend has been packed with get togethers and holiday parties, complete with cookie exchanges and a ridiculous amount of good food! My friend Jen came in from out of town and brought her infamous […]