Haute Cakes Caffe – Newport Beach, CA

Haute Cakes Caffe – Newport Beach, CA

A lot of you have asked me to start writing about the amazing places where I eat. So here you go! If you are following me on Instagram at @mariescookbook, you’ve certainly seen a lot of my favorite places’ best plates. I love sharing pictures of my plates when at the restaurant, especially since Apple created portrait [...]

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 [...]

Zimtstern or Christmas Cinnamon Stars

Zimtstern or Christmas Cinnamon Stars

Thanksgiving is over! I couldn't wait to start publishing Christmas recipes! Have you ever heard of Zimtstern ? If no, this is the original German name for those cute little white cinnamon stars. They became an essential Christmas cookie in Europe and because they are my all-time favorite Holiday treats, they do deserve an article [...]

The Best Chocolate Moelleux

The Best Chocolate Moelleux

My best friend Ines just turned 26 in France yesterday. This is a typical situation where distance complicates things a bit.. So I thought I would bake a chocolate cake for her birthday and send her pictures(Long distance problems). That's exactly what I did ! It's so sad she couldn't have a bite, but I promised [...]

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 [...]