Thursday, November 16, 2017

How to Create a Three-Level Holiday Charcuterie Board

This holiday season take your charcuterie board to a whole new exciting level 
- THREE levels of deliciousness to be exact - 
with Les Trois Petits Cochons
This post is sponsored by Les Trois Petits Cochons in collaboration with Honest Cooking. 
All opinions are mine. Thank you for your support and amazing products!
If you are looking to outshine every other appetizer at your next holiday party, look no farther. 
This three-tier charcuterie tray it's not your usual and boring board. It's an elegant and fancy creation. It has three layers of fun and classy bite-size delicacies. And best of all, it's so easy to pull together! That is thanks to Les Trois Petits Cochons (Three Little Pigs) with their wide variety of high-quality products and their award-winning, all natural pâté that are sure to satisfy every possible cravings.
Trust me, this is the appetizer that your guests will be talking about!
Each level of this charcuterie spread has it's own and unique flavor. All combined and perfectly decorated for the holidays. 
So let's start with a simple way to make the tray more festive. I used rosemary sprigs on each level, and lots of other red edible decorations. You can choose from adorable mini sweet peppers, to pomegranate seeds, and cut-out radish. They not only add a Christmassy color to the tray, but also a delicious, sweet or savory, accent to it. 

For the lower level I used  tasty cave-aged gruyère cheese combined with sliced duck breast and air dried sausage. But you can also add your choice of cheese (buttery brie, spicy gorgonzola or a milder fontina cheese), and your favorite cut meat. Three Little Pigs offers a wide variety of charcuterie (chorizo, jambon de Paris, jambon sec ...).  You can check them out here and make your pick.

Friday, November 10, 2017

How to Make the Perfectly Flaky and Buttery Homemade Pie Crust

Elevate your pie-making skills this holiday season with this
easy-to-follow, made-from-scratch pie crust

Baking is a fundamental part of the holiday season.
Just like the expensive shopping sprees, the never ending Christmas songs on the radio, and the bright decorations all over town. We all go crazy for it (some of us more literally then others!), but we just can't do without any of it :)
I'm pretty sure we can all agree that dinner wouldn't be the same without a fat slice of pie at the end. Whether it's a comforting apple pie, an irresistible strawberry rhubarb pie, or the most classic pecan pie, pies are always welcomed at any table. Anytime!

But your pie is only as good as the pie crust that you are able to whip up. So what you need this holiday season, is a fool-proof recipe that yields the perfectly buttery and flaky crust. Every. Single. Time.
So here is my recipe. Consider this my early Christmas present, just for you...You are very welcome :)

Friday, November 3, 2017

Radicchio and Arugula Salad with Honey-Roasted Pears and Toasted Pecans

This fall-inspired scrumptious salad makes an healthy, easy and perfectly satisfying lunch 

After surviving this Halloween sugar craziness without too much damage (I hope!), I say it's time for an healthy recharge. 
So let's not talk about the peanut butter and chocolate spiders, or the cookie bars loaded with chocolate candies, but let's dive, headfirst, into this scrumptious radicchio and arugula salad that I'm sure you are going to love as much as I do once you try it!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Banana and Strawberry Mummies

Healthy and fun, fruit and chocolate Halloween treats
Here is a great idea for a last-minute, extremely easy and wholesome Halloween treat. 
I used bananas and strawberries to make these mummies, but you can really make it fun and try with any fruit you like.
I used dark and white chocolate to decorate. And my famous (at least in my house!) homemade googly eyes that I just showed you how to make last week.
And now I promise, I will stop with any eye-wearing food from now on ... well, at least until next year Halloween! 
I know I got carried away with the eyes, but look... How can you resist to something so cute?!

Friday, October 20, 2017

How to Make Googly Eyes

Learn how easy it is to make edible googly eyes
No eggs nor meringue powder necessary. Just three simple ingredients
Last week I posted my recipe for spooky peanut butter and chocolate spider cookies, as a great treat for this Halloween!
Have you tried them yet?!? I have to say, if you taste them once, you'll be baking them again! I'm down to my third batch so far, and I really need to stop. But I guess, when it's comes to chocolate and peanut butter, I simply can't control myself :) 
Today I want to show you how you can still make cute and fun Halloween snacks, but in a super healthy treat. All you need are these googly eyes and bit of creativity.
Look at these!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

How to Make Chocolate-Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

These cute and spooky, thick and soft,
 chocolate and peanut butter spider cookies are the perfect Halloween treat

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite food holidays. And not just because of the abundance of candies in all shape and sizes that you can easily find this time of the year at any store. What I love the most is to get creative and come up with fun and spooky edible Halloween projects.
And this is what I crafted for you!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blueberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze

Soft and fluffy sweet rolls filled with juicy blueberries 
drizzled with an easy-to-make lemon glaze

I take breakfast seriously. VERY seriously :)
I really believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should be wholesome and nutritious to kickstart your day in the right direction.
So how about one of these oven-warm, homemade sweet rolls for breakfast tomorrow?! You are going to love the juicy blueberries, and sweet and sour lemony glaze. These rolls are sticky and gooey. Soft and fluffy. All in one lick-your-fingers delicious roll.