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Bûche de Noël

Bûche de Noël

As the holidays draw nearer, I’m thrilled to bring you a recipe for a delicious chocolate Buche de Noel from my recently released cookbook, French Pastry Made Simple. It’s a traditional cake served in France for Christmas Eve or day and is reminiscent of an…

How to Make Springerle Cookies

How to Make Springerle Cookies

Last week I tried my hand at Springerle cookies, a Christmas cookie from the Alsace-Lorraine area of France, and into Germany and Switzerland. I’d seen pictures of them before but never made them, and after being tempted into purchasing one of the cookie molds at…

Ribeauvillé: A Visit to a Little Medieval Christmas Market in Alsace

Ribeauvillé: A Visit to a Little Medieval Christmas Market in Alsace

I am falling in love with the Alsace region of France. The names of the Alsatian towns are utterly impossible to even attempt to pronounce correctly but I do know that Flammenkueche is not called by it’s Alsatian name but by the French name Tarte…

Christmas Chateau Visiting: Vaux le Vicomte

Christmas Chateau Visiting: Vaux le Vicomte

I’ve been wanting to visit Château Vaux le Vicomte for ages! When I was here 3 years ago I tried to organize a group to visit the Château for my birthday. Long story short, the serious lack of last minute automatic rental cars in Paris…

Strasbourg Christmas Markets

Strasbourg Christmas Markets

This past weekend I was down in Strasbourg visiting the Frenchman and … the Christmas Markets!! I think I was giddy with excitement a full week before I left. My coworker kept looking over at me saying geez Molly it’s like it’s the first time…

Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Ho Ho Ho! One of my favorite things about Christmas is the.. cookies! This weekend we made 2 batches of cookies, 1 batch of brownies, and 3 kinds of candy! Check out the Ugly Christmas Sweater Gingerbread men I decorated last night. I love this…



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