Mini-Brie en Croute

What is more French than these mini-Brie en Croute to steal the show. This hors d’oeuvre is always the “hit” of the party. It’s an easy appetizer to make any time of the year, just a little time-consuming. It needs to be cooked at the last minute as it needs to be served hot, which…

Spanish Shrimp

This shrimp recipe brings a little taste of Spain into your kitchen. It is tasty, easy to make on a work night and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Serve over rice or pasta if your diet allows it. Personally, I serve it with a Cauliflower Rice or Quinoa Bowl.

Classic Summer Dessert: Peach Clafoutis

This recipe is a classic from my childhood in France. My mom always made it with cherries. This time I used peach that had been in my refrigerator for a week, and needed to get eaten. You can use any summer fruit, just keep in mind baking time may vary based on the fruit used….

What’s that smell?

Did you notice that every country, and town has its unique smell? A friend of mine brought it to my attention. I never noticed it before until I travelled to Thailand. Besides the humidity smell [mold] typical in tropical countries, and the smug surrounding Bangkok, spices is the predominant smell in Thailand. It took me…

La Chandeleur, A French Food Tradition Celebrated with Crêpes!

A week from today, while a large amount of the U.S. population will get ready to host Super Bowl parties, all around France, people will be active in the kitchen making crêpes, and planning festivities for their family and friends. Why? Because of La Chandeleur or Candlemas! La Chandeleur is of Christian origin celebrated every…