Gift Guide Holidays 2017 !!

Gift Guide Holidays 2017 !!

If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, like me , you have a whole month left to find the perfect gifts. This is the rare time of the year when I will not only talk about food. I compiled this gift guide based on things I own, have tried and recommend and also things [...]

Mini Stuffed Pumpkins

Mini Stuffed Pumpkins

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! I hope you all have great plans for tonight and if not, you landed on the right page. Those little beauties will keep you busy! It hasn’t really been feeling like Fall lately, especially with the temperatures stuck over 100°F  in Southern California last week (well, can’t complain...). But yesterday for the [...]

Pâte Sablée (For Tarts and Pastries)

Pâte Sablée (For Tarts and Pastries)

The pâte sablée name literally means “sandy dough” and tastes buttery and crispy. It is a classic French shortcrust pastry dough and the ideal base for any tart. Raspberry Tart Strawberry Tart Blueberry Tart Apple Tart Lemon Tart Chocolate Tart etc.. This crust is generally filled with fruits and cream. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour [...]

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

  If there is one thing I like with Fall, it's the food inspirations attached to it. Weather gets colder, and we are endlessly looking for cozy moments at home or in cafés. The apple pie is for me a cozy environment maker. I love when the entire room smells like freshly baked apple pie [...]

Montecaos

Montecaos

Last recipe of the week! MONTECAOS. [Monte-cows] This past week I have been very busy with school but I had the chance to visit the biggest PepsiCo factory of chips (Frito Lay!) with the Association of Operations Management of Cal State Fullerton. I saw all the production stages of Hot Cheetos, Doritos etc.. I have never [...]

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

During my first fall semester in the States, I discovered the mysterious American pumpkin obsession. It took me a few weeks before ordering a P.S.L (Pumpkin Spice Latte) at Starbucks because, yeah, this is weird, Pumpkin in coffee? I had never been excited about pumpkin soup in Europe. Who in Europe loves pumpkin anyway?? I [...]

White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins

White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins

Back when I was in High school, I used to go to this café at the end of the day where they had those white chocolate muffins to die for! "Le goûter" (Meaning "to taste" and designing a sweet afternoon snack, almost exclusively eaten by students when they get out of school) is alive and [...]