Chocolate Brioche

I just made this recipe this weekend, and it is delicious. It’s from the French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook. The recipe can also be accessed at frenchwomendontgetfat.com. As always, just stay with the recipe pages, as French Women Don’t Get Fat was a diet program in the mid-2000s. It doesn’t mean that the food still isn’t worth it, though! Read More Chocolate Brioche

Black Bean Chicken with Chipotle Sauce

Beans, beans the magical fruit! We all know that rhyme, right? But beans are pretty awesome. They have both protein and fiber in them and make a great addition to any meal, just like they do in this dish. Read More Black Bean Chicken with Chipotle Sauce

Three Quick Desserts

Are you in a dessert rut, or short on time but with a sweet tooth to indulge? Relax–here are three quick, simple dessert recipes* that can be made in under five minutes. These each serve one, so you can make enough for just yourself or for everyone! And if you have kids, they can help out with some of these, so bring on the fun and the noms!

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Get in My Belleh: Spanish Sandwiches

What’s good to pair with a winter soup? You’ve got it – a winter sandwich. And this sandwich is just the ticket. This is also from Mireille Guiliano’s French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook. Before you visit her website, I have to put up a trigger warning. The French Women Don’t Get Fat thing is from a mid-2000s diet program, so while the food is good, if you have issues with weight and body image, do not go beyond the recipe pages. Read More Get in My Belleh: Spanish Sandwiches

Get in My Belleh: Frenchwoman’s Chicken Salad

Hi! I’m not much of a cook, so I rely a lot on salads for something quick, yummy, and nutritious. But we all need protein, and from what I hear, some of us are very grossed out by the mayonnaise-based chicken and tuna salads that go on sandwiches. Never fear! I have the answer here! Read More Get in My Belleh: Frenchwoman’s Chicken Salad

Get in my Belleh: Soup aux Legumes de Maman

So we all know fall is pretty much here: It’s getting darker and colder at night, even if it’s still warm during the day. And with fall approaching and winter coming after that, it’s only natural to want eat something warm to help beat the cold outside. So from The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook, by Mireille Guiliano, here’s something you’ll want put in your belly, Soupe aux Legumes de Maman.

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Quick and Easy Toffee Bars

I’m sharing all of my family favorite holiday cookie recipes with you in these last few weeks of the year! But by far, my mom’s toffee bars are the quickest and easiest of my top three. If you have the most basic of baking ingredients in the house, you can whip them up in a flash for those surprise guests you weren’t expecting. And bonus, they taste just like a Heath/Skor/Daim/pick your favorite toffee bar without being quite so hard on your teeth! Read More Quick and Easy Toffee Bars

Mama BBC’s Amazing Zucchini Bread

Fall is my favorite season, and one of the tastiest when it comes to baking. I love all of the apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, and spice that flood my favorite coffee shops and cooking blogs once October rolls around. But fall just wouldn’t be fall without my mother’s amazingly delicious zucchini bread. It’s a hearty, sweet bread that sticks to the ribs, as she might say. Read More Mama BBC’s Amazing Zucchini Bread