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Cooking for Huey, Dewey, and Louie

Manuale di Nonna Papera We all grew up watching American cartoons, and every time there was a celebration Donald Duck would cook muffins, pancakes, and brownies for his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. They were everybody’s favourites and were always devoured with avidity and joy by all cartoons: Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Duffy Duck, Bugs Bunny….Walt Disney as well as Looney… Read more →

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Classic American Brownies

These brownies are devilishly delicious, and unhealthy. They are so chocolaty, gooey and there is so much butter in them. So don’t indulge, if you can resist them! Time to prepare 40 minutes: difficulty low Storage Recommendations Not suitable for the freezer Keep for 3 days For instructions about the recipes template, see post: Food Madness: Digital & Apps  For… Read more →

American Homemade Pancakes

Pancakes are the perfect breakfast when children’s friends are staying for sleepover. For the young ones I use Animal or Transport shapes moulds which a friend brought me from USA. Pancakes immediately become the best breakfast they ever had. For teenagers moulds wouldn’t work, speed and quantity is what makes them happy. Time to prepare 30 minutes: difficulty low Storage… Read more →

Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins

They are moist inside with a crunchy crust, and have a nice toasted butter taste sharpened by the fruits’ acidity. Toasted Butter (in french called beurre noisette) To toast the butter you need to clarify it first, which mean spooning away all the white components of the melted butter. They are organic components and burn at high temperatures, so once… Read more →

10 Tips for Surviving Christmas Cooking

Two days left until Christmas, the clock is ticking down! Besides the presents, Christmas cards and the closing of business over the festive week, I need to plan for food. It is very difficult to gauge, during previous Christmas’s we cooked far too much and struggled to finish it all. I now prefer to spend 2 days before Christmas preparing… Read more →

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4 Easy Ways to Entertain When Staying in the French Riviera

Entertain……even if you don’t live here ! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas these are busy periods for many, with family and friends getting together, it is time to entertain. Hosting a party at home can be overwhelming: preparing the food, organizing the house and welcoming your guests. Last year, I was busy organizing my first “Lunch with LT”: a lunch I organized… Read more →