French Chocolate Cake

I remember when the flourless chocolate cake craze hit and all anyone could talk about were flourless chocolate cakes. Chocolate guru Alice Medrich said something along the lines of, “It’s one of the few desserts that’s famous for what’s not in it, than…

Local Milk Gift Guide // 2018

The 2018 Local Milk Holiday & Christmas gift guide is a curation of beautiful, sustainable, minimalist, and hand-crafted ideas for slow living, the minimalist, fashion, wellness, home, stocking stuffers, babies & kids, and him & her to suit every budget. We have gifts from artisans, makers, small shops, designers, and more.

Slow living is never more delicious than during the holidays. Copper pots of cinnamon sticks, clove, and orange peel simmer on the stove. A wood fire burns in the hearth. Steaming cups of cider & cocoa always close at hand…

Chorizo Bolognese

Chorizo Bolognese

This post is sponsored by Reames® and SheKnows Media. Let’s take the classic bolognese recipe and flip it into a chorizo bolognese. This simple swap out not only gives the classic recipe a modern twist, but it really punches up…

Repas d’anniversaire chez Emmanuel Renaut à Megève !

C’était, il y a quelque temps déjà, l’anniversaire de mon épouse. Une occasion à fêter donc comme il se doit ! Elle ne voulait pas retourner au Cheval Blanc à Bâle, mais découvrir un lieu nouveau, une autre cuisine.
 
 
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Christmas Croquembouche

A croquembouche (kroke-em-boosh) is a tower of profiteroles (cream puffs) stuck together with a thin layer of crisp caramel, which gives the dessert its name, “crocque em bouche” or “crunches in the mouth.” This dramatic pile of puffs is typically…

Why You Need NakedWines.com In Your Life!

Why You Need NakedWines.com In Your Life!

**This is a sponsored blog post in collaboration with nakedwines.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Photo credit: Niki Cram It seems that there is a subscription service for just about everything in life. I belong to a few…

cabbage and mushroom “lasagna”

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collard wontons // a common table giveaway!

collard wontons | a common table cookbook

It’s two months of A Common Table giveaways!  From now until December, I’ll be sharing a recipe from the cookbook here and holding a giveaway of one of my favorite kitchen treasures used in the book every week, and you’ll have…

Muffins aux noisettes, chocolat et poires

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Muffins aux noisettes, chocolat et poires

J’ai beau chercher, je ne trouve aucun avantage valable à ces deux saisons que sont l’automne et l’hiver (j’ai du être une marmotte dans ma précédente vie). Si je ne suis pas complètement…

Tuna Zucchini Casserole

Someone was once trying out for a job at a restaurant I worked at, who cooked a meal that had a course which paired fish with cheese. I don’t recall if he got the job or not, but I do…

out of sync

Recipe: strawberry vanilla shortbread cookies I know most of you already have your sights set on the December holidays, so please forgive me for rehashing last week’s Thanksgiving festivities. It was my intention to share this with you then, but…

Paris Get-Together and Book Event

Join me this Sunday, December 2nd at La Cuisine cooking school in Paris for a get-together and book signing. The event will be held from 3pm to 5pm and is open to all!

It’s a chance to get some holiday shopping done…

ZoeBakes Cakes in Better Homes & Gardens

This past summer I created cake recipes for the Holiday issue of Better Homes & Gardens. Once I baked, tested and ate dozens of cakes, I went to Iowa, home of the magazine, and created the final cakes for the…

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Work hard, play hard, is how it goes for most people, right? For me, it’s work hard – travel harder. With that, I’m always looking for places that provide me some of the creature comforts of home while I’m wander-lusting.…

Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Our new Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day book is out, just in time for the holidays! Today you’ll be carving turkey and the Christmas music will start (who am I kidding, it started weeks ago). Holiday…