One idea for all of these strawberries flooding the market right now is strawberry shortcake. Real and sooooooo very good, it’s the perfect taste of spring/summer back home (for me). For a real treat, either for the family, friends or just to showcase classic American desserts in it’s simplistic finest, this is a [...]
Harriet Welty Rochefort is an author, speaker, freelance journalist, former professor of journalism at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and longtime resident of France.
We Americans LOVE our peanut butter and we practically invented the modern cookie, so what could be more natural than a marriage between the two?!? With peanut butter now readily available in France, a reunion is definitely in order. Here’s a recipe that our French friends, Michaël & Aline from
It is hard to find inspiration in the north of France in late winter. It ‘s cold; the skies are grey and it snows for 24 hours straight, without ever turning into the beautiful winters of my childhood. But nothing overcomes the winter blahs and blues quite like a nice warm muffin. A [...]
In the U.S. we like our holidays like we like our fountain sodas…BIG! Even those holidays which may or may not even directly apply to us are celebrated as though they the are. Take Saint Patrick’s Day. Irish ancestors or not, I bet you are careful to don green when March 17th rolls [...]
We’re loving the newest trend in baking… mug cakes! So easy to make and even easier to eat! A big thanks to Juliette from JuicesAndCakes for sharing this quick and easy recipe for a cookie in a cup. Enjoy a little taste of heaven in only 5 [...]
January through March is often the hardest time of year, expatriate or not. The hubbub that surrounded the end-of-the-year holidays has long since died down, and while the days are starting to get longer, this doesn’t help much when all it does is allow you to better see the trash and debris that the [...]
One of my fondest memories of grade school in the U.S. is the classroom holiday parties. And Valentine’s day was a definite favorite! Remember making valentine mailboxes from shoe boxes and having them filled up with Brach’s conversation hearts and cartoon- character valentines from your classmates? Barring that ultra-romantic valentine you got every [...]
Ahhhhh, Paris… city of culinary delight… gastronomic getaways galore… As both visitors to and residents of the “city of light” can attest, there is no shortage of restaurants in Paris, rather the problem is finding the “gems.” These are, unfortunately, often buried under [...]
If you are American, you may remember Whoopie Pies from when you were a child. They may have been called Moon Pies or even “gobs”. Really?…who wants to eat something called a gob? Let’s stick with the name whoopie pie because it’s more fun to say and when you, your friends or your children [...]
Tired of baking the same holiday goodies year after year? Freshen things up a little with holiday recipes, where peppermint candy canes take center stage!
Cookies with Candy Cane Sprinkles
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My mother used to make these amazing teddy bear breads that she would give to my teachers for the holidays. But now that I’m a parent, I’m amazed that she found the time, patience and energy to bake bread, any kind of bread, for my teachers.
Giving a holiday gift to [...]
On December 5th (or 6th) of each year, Saint Nicolas pays a visit to all the children in Eastern and Northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and many parts of eastern Europe. In Flemish lore, he arrives on his donkey with his companion Le Père Fouettard (Father Whip). Saint Nick gives candy to [...]
Both the French word dinde (from poule d’Inde) and the English word turkey are misnomers since the bird is neither Indian nor Turkish. The bird is purely American, like Thanksgiving. (By the way, the Pilgrims got the idea [...]
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