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Recipes

Blackberry & Passionfruit Cheesecake

Blackberry & Passionfruit Cheesecake

There is something about simplicity that brings out the best flavors. Like the classic New York Style cheesecake which the Frenchman was dying to try so he could see what the traditional American cheesecake was like. I’ve got to admit though that plain ole’ cheesecake […]

Blood Orange Tea Cake

Blood Orange Tea Cake

Hmmm… I stared suspiciously at some oranges at the farm stand down the road… They were simply marked at “Oranges from Italy” but those red splotches told a different story. These couldn’t simply be oranges.. but blood oranges. Highly sought after with a short season, blood oranges […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

What is it about Valentine’s day that essentially calls for cute desserts? Hm maybe because an excellent way to show love, give joy, and share happiness is through a delicious treat perhaps! Spontaneity plus planning can make the best of desserts. Planning = Deciding what to […]

Apple Rosemary Loaf Cake

Apple Rosemary Loaf Cake

Have you ever infused rosemary into a dessert? I’ve tried it before with these Strawberry Rosemary Scones years ago and then later in a Charlotte but have since completely forgotten about it. I’m slightly kicking myself too because wow is it a great combo. The […]

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 […]

TWO Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

TWO Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

now now now- I know it’s usually “One Bowl” this or that but I think two bowls is pretty darn good. Well actually I should correct that and say one bowl, a small saucepan, a whisk, and a stirring spoon AND no mixer required. I […]