Have you tried frozen eclairs?

Have you tried L’Éclair de Genie’s frozen éclairs? Christophe Adam’s concept store on Rue Pavée in Paris is famous for éclairs that are visually stunning with bright colors and delicious toppings. I can only imagine how delicious these must taste when filled with ice cream! With so many amazing flavors like caramel and salted butter, […]

In Montreal: Croissant Monkland

We may be known here in Montreal as the little Paris of America, but our croissants and pastries are typically a far cry from those found in la vraie ville lumiere. That is until now, thanks to a recently opened bakery that is right in my neighborhood! Monkland Croissant would get my vote for best […]

Travel Series: Stowe, Vermont

the lobby at Stowe Mountain Lodge via Bakebellissima.com

This past week-end we went on a mini vacation in beautiful Stowe, Vermont for some fun ski and après-ski. I am happy to report that I am as still in one piece as I had not skied in many years! If you are looking to try a ski resort in the area, I highly recommend […]

Maison Boulud in Montreal

Maison Boulud in Montreal

(image via Roastedmontreal.com) As a fan of Daniel Boulud’s innovative cuisine, I jumped at the chance to try his Montreal restaurant, Maison Boulud, this weekend for a Valentine dinner date with my husband. How did I like the meal? Let me count the ways. The restaurant is large yet cozy. A beautiful fireplace near the […]


With the holidays approaching comes the stressful realization that you have to start a meal plan. I find there are 2 types of hosts, those who stick to the tried and tested game plan, and those who need to experiment in the kitchen constantly, even when entertaining for large crowds. I happen to fall in […]