Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

IMG_7322IMG_7326IMG_7323When it comes to peanut butter, you usually fall into 2 categories: the lover or the hater. I have the two categories at home. On my side, I like it but I am not 100% crazy about it ( I am more a Nutella lover that is for sure !). Upon repeated requests from the Lover category at home, I decided to have a go at it and it turned out pretty well … As I wasn’t used to bake with Peanut Butter, I decided to try a recipe from a Peanut Butter Fan : Sally ! She has amazing recipes in her book : Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook. I liked the idea to have Butter Roasted Peanut Crunch in the cookies and have adapted the recipe a bitContinue reading

Yogurt Crust Apple Pie with Raspberry Jam

IMG_7312IMG_7311IMG_7309I don’t think I am mistaken if I say we all have used once a “ready-made” pie crust: because we are in a rush, or suddenly, your lovely daughter tells you at 10pm that she has to bring a pie at school for the next morning and you are running out of flour … well, those pre made crust are super practical I must admit, but flavor  has nothing to do with the original homemade crust that you make from scratch. And after all, the homemade pie crust doesn’t take that long to do, only 30min to chill and you can also make it in advance, freeze it .. so no more excuses for “ready made” pie crust ! And once you will try this Yogurt Pie Crust, you will agree with me 🙂 Thank you Margherita for this DELICIOUS recipe I found on her great blog La Petite Casserole”. I didn’t make the jam myself as it is not yet the raspberry season. You can replace it by any jam you like: cranberry, red currant, quince …

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Baked Broccoli & Parmesan Egg Gratin with Homemade Garlic Bread

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It is finally the week end. However, the first shiny days of spring we enjoyed during the week have now been replaced by a grey-rainy morning.  I had my cappuccino and kids a late breakfast so I decided to go for a light quick & easy lunch, browsing what I have in the fridge: Broccoli, Eggs and Parmesan … and a few slices of bread of course 🙂 I noticed this recipe in the “Delicious” magazine (March 2014 issue) since some time and always thought it will be perfect for a brunch or whenever I don’t feel like having a heavy lunch. You can replace this vegetarian version by also adding some bacon.IMG_7297IMG_7298

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Oatmeal Raisin & Walnut Cookies

IMG_7280IMG_7283IMG_7282After the recent & to-die-for “Hazelnut-Walnut Nutella Brownies” recipe, I had to come with a sweet snack for my kids (and for me !!)  that was a bit more healthy …  (Oh Boy … I need to hide this Nutella jar somewhere !!).  I also resisted very hard not  to add some chocolate chip in this cookie recipe .. Healthy ! .. Healthy ! … I kept on reminding myself. So from all the cookie recipes, my choice went for the traditional Oatmeal cookies, loaded with raisins and chopped walnuts, a recipe I got inspired from the cooking book: “Sally’s Baking Addiction” and have adapted. It turned out better than expected: the brown sugar with the Panela (Rapadura) and the Molasses gives its sweet, chewy and dark-rich flavor that you can’t resist. Continue reading

Ham, Leek and Rösti Gratin

IMG_7214IMG_7210As you may know already, I am living in the French Alps, 30min away from Switzerland where cheese is THE main ingredients in many dishes, but you also have the “rösti” that many Swiss people consider as the National dish. This time, this dish doesn’t involve cheese but it is made with coarsely grated potatoes, most-often pan-fried, but can be also baked in the oven which I decide to do. Evenings are still quite chilly over here and there is nothing less comforting than a warm freshly-baked  “winter gratin”, taking seasonal products such as leeks and potatoes, adding  ham and parmesan… with a glass of red wine ! I got inspired and adapted the recipe from Rebecca Smith in the “Delicious” Magazine from February 2015. Continue reading

Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Parmesan Crumble


IMG_7268IMG_7257IMG_7267This week-end, we took the bicycles out and went for a short ride in the village. The warmth of the sun on my skin, it felt so good and I could have just stayed there, lying down on the terrasse all day, “sunbathing”.  After rainy and snowy days, we finally had the first signs of Spring: beautiful & clear blue sky, temperature rising up, birds singing, and of course : first barbecue with the family ! Last minute invitation, we all brought something to my parents and gathered around a nice meal and french wine. I looked quickly in the fridge and volunteered for the starter , I wanted something colourful, something that reminds me of summer … Continue reading

Hazelnut-Walnut Nutella Brownies

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Finally ! I was craving for this Nutella Brownies recipe since long time now … and I must admit this is not the healthiest recipe (don’t try the bikini just yet …) but once in a while, it is soooo good ! On top, I think my kids at home wouldn’t have talked to me this week-end if I wouldn’t have done it … It has been some time I promised them Nutella brownies ..  needless to say it was long time overdue. I found this recipe on the delicious blog “Sweet and savoury pursuits”: Thank you Fida, I told you I will try your recipe soon ! Now, I need to run (literally … need to loose those “nutella/love” handles .. 🙂 ) Continue reading