Sweet and Salty Bark & Chocolate Cookie Bark - #WhatsCooking

chocolate bark

I love the holiday season and since I am a baker, it gives me a chance to bring delicious desserts at family gatherings. My brother is hosting on December 31st this year in Quebec. It will be special for him because his son will be 4 months old and he is the youngest in the family. It is always fun to celebrate with my parents, sisters and brother. We eat, drink wine, sing and dance. The next day we are very tired but it's all worth it. 


2014 Cookbook Gift Guide

I collect cookbooks and read them like novels. I like to visit my local library and you will find me in the cookbooks section. If you come to my house you will find my cookbooks all over the place, near my laptop, on the table in the family room, in my bedroom.

If you are looking for a last minute gift for a family member or a friend please have a look at my list of cookbooks that I like a lot and make someone happy during the holidays this year!

You want to bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, other Whole & Ancient Grains, this is the book for you. Alice Medrich desserts are so interesting and delicious. All of the nearly 125 recipes are gluten-free. You will find recipes like New Classic Boston Cream Pie, Beignets, Buckwheat Coffee Baby Cakes with Toffee Sauce, Chestnut Bûche de Noël, Chocolate Sablé, Nutella Sandwich Cookies. This is a cookbook to add to your collection. 


Roasted Potato Bites Appetizer

roasted potato bites

We love appetizers during the Holidays. These Roasted Potato Bites are crispy, creamy and delicious topped with tzatziki. I prepared them with the Little Potato Company Terrific Trio. I chose this mix because I love the three colors in the bag. This is the perfect appetizer fo any occasion. My son and I shared a plate and we fought for the last potato.


Cookbook giveaway - How to Cook Everything Fast

How to Cook Everything fast

It's that time of the year when we are always trying to find more time during the day. Since I was gone three weeks I did not have a chance to get ready for the Holidays. I still have to feed my family and love it when I make something delicious that does not take hours to prepare. I am a big fan of Mark Bittman and cookbooks. Lucky for me I received a copy of his new cookbook: How to Cook Everything fast. This book is a huge project by Mark and it took years to complete. I love the format of the book which teach you how to cook the way people know how to do it well. 


Salted Chocolate Mousse Tartlets

Salted Chocolate Mousse Tartlets - La Cuisine d'Helene

I am back in Canada and so happy to see my family! Even though I had a great trip in Asia, it's comforting to be with your loved ones. I am still tired today, trying to get back into my normal routine. It will be hectic because I still have to get ready for the holidays. I am still waiting for my children's gift lists and they have to get together to decorate the tree if they want Santa to come.