Recipes

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Cheesecake

What are your two favorite things to have for dessert at Easter? A classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and a cheesecake? Oh yes… SAME! This carrot cake cinnamon cheesecake recipe combines the two is a perfect make-ahead dessert, serves the masses, and is…

Quatre Quarts: Easy Glazed Lemon Cake

Quatre Quarts: Easy Glazed Lemon Cake

Here is the recipe from our Surprise Bake Along today: an easy glazed lemon cake! It was such fun seeing everyone! This is a very typical recipe in France called the “Quatre Quarts” (four quarters) and is the same concept of a pound cake. If…

Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

When I first moved to Paris I quickly found out that the only easily accessible flour tortillas were sold at the grocery store with an expiration so far in the future, it was totally unnecessary. So what’s a Texan to do that could eat tacos…

Chocolat Chaud (My hot chocolate recipe)

Chocolat Chaud (My hot chocolate recipe)

I used to have my mom send me packets of Swiss Miss from the US. There was something home-y and wonderful about it. There was just one problem. Francois was mystified by making hot chocolate with water. It just didn’t make sense to him when…

Pre-Order My Cookbook!

Pre-Order My Cookbook!

I am so so thrilled to announce that the time has come! My book, French Pastry Made Simple, can be pre-ordered anywhere books are sold! Coming June 2021, expect foolproof DELICIOUS French pastry recipes. Each chapter starts with a core French pastry recipe (like pastry…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Bars

I must admit that I always have a can of pumpkin in my pantry either for my favorite Pumpkin Muffins or maybe something like this! These are so delicious that Francois and I ate them all in about two days. So yes, good enough for…