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The other day my mother asked me, “Of all the things you cook, which one do you love the best?” I replied, “Dessert! All kinds. English trifles. French tarts. Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.” It was a set up. She smiled and asked with a tilted head, “Cookies?! What kind?!” So...

I caught drift of a conversation in one of my cooking classes that fascinated me. One of my students was raving about the beautiful flower cookies she...

I went cookie-cutter mad the other day and ordered French inspired cookie cutters (I’m still waiting for the French poodle…). I decided to put...

    All of a sudden, I am deluged with a wealth of strawberries. I buy loads of them in a sudden frenzy of celebrating warm weather again. After I...

  This is everyone’s favorite recipe from my cookbook (Cuisine Niçoise) and it would be a lovely treat to make for Mother’s Day. Any...

The bakers of Nice fill their windows with stacks of fougasse every day and are usually sold out by early afternoon. I love coming across an unusual topping....

  Rich, dark, devilish. Like a big Reese’s peanut butter cup. The recipe for these cupcakes sounded amazing, although once I started following...

I’ve been baking more cakes lately than I have in years. It seems the more time pressure I am under with writing deadlines, the more baking cakes...

I just finished writing and editing my cookbook. And I just received this beautiful sack of fresh walnuts from California Walnuts. To make a treat to...

All of a sudden, the kitchen fills with the aroma of oranges and cinnamon. And when I sneak a taste at the very end of baking the pudding, the flavor...

Cooking with a French accent..