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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Beat the Heat with Rhubarb Lime “Ice Pops”

My aunt had so much rhubarb in her garden this year that she almost didn’t know what to do with it all. Fortunately for me, one of the things she decided to do was give me a whole bunch of it, all cut up, frozen, and ready to use. It’s been sitting in my freezer […]

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A Not-So-Sweet Saturday Afternoon with Sweet Cherry Pie

It’s cherry season in my part of the world, which means, much like rhubarb season, that it’s time to make lots of delicious pie. It’s also about that time when the novelty of summer wears off, and the prospect of many long, hot, humid days ahead is enough to make you want to hide in […]

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The Easiest Bread You Will Ever Make

When I posted my brownie recipe, I got a lot of comments from folks who were excited to come across such an easy recipe. So now I’m back with another one, this time with a recipe for bread that takes less than an hour and will knock your socks off.