Le Meurice – Paris

Le Dalí restaurant, overseen by Alain Ducasse, is the perfect spot for a delicious lunch in Paris. It is in Le Meurice, a gorgeous hotel located in the 1st arrondissement.
Le Meurice Hotel Paris, Le Dali Restaurants | ChezCateyLou.com

Paris is full of amazing 5 star hotels. It seems that everywhere you turn, there is a gorgeous hotel full of history. And one of the best is Le Meurice.

You can’t beat the location of Le Meurice. It is in the heart of Paris in the first arrondissement right across the street from the Tuileries Garden – which means it is just a stone’s throw from the Place Vendome and the Louvre.  Le Meurice dates back to 1771, but was redesigned by Philippe Starck in 2007.  The famed designer added a great modern chic aesthetic while still keeping some of the 18th century opulence.  It is one of the most elegant hotels in the world, and is frequented by celebrities.  In fact, it was featured in a Jay-Z and Kayne West song, the title of which may be too hot for little ol’ ChezCateyLou (…Le Meurice for like 6 days, gold bottles, scold models, spilling Ace of my sick J’s…).

The hotel is absolutely gorgeous. The rooms look amazing and I hope I get to stay there someday, but it is a bit out of our price range right now! However even if it isn’t in the cards for you either, you can still experience the glam and luxury of Le Meurice with a fine dining experience at Alain Ducasse, a delicious meal at Le Dalí , or a sophisticated yet cozy drink at Bar 228.

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Orange Yogurt Cake

Orange Yogurt Cake (aka orange yogurt bread) is so moist thanks to a cup of Greek yogurt and a delicious orange syrup that is poured over the warm cake.
Orange Yogurt Cake | ChezCateyLou.com

We have been absolutely obsessed with this Orange Yogurt Cake for the past few weeks. I seriously can’t stop making (and eating) it. The texture is just so amazing – super moist from a full cup of Greek yogurt. And then to make it even better, an orange simple syrup is poured over the warm cake. So good! I made a lime version of this the other day, and I can’t wait to try a lemon version too. This is definitely my current go-to breakfast / snack / dessert recipe!


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Mini Funfetti Cupcakes {& a Giveaway!}

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes are the perfect treat to make for a birthday party! They are cute, colorful, festive, and so delicious! Bring on the sprinkles!

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These are not just any Mini Funfetti Cupcakes.  These cupcakes are to celebrate a very special birthday…my good friend Katie’s blog Twin Stripe is turning 3 this week and I  am so excited to be celebrating with her!

When Katie invited me to join in Twin Stripe’s birthday celebration, I knew I had to make something with sprinkles, because nothing says birthday quite like sprinkles! I decided Mini Funfetti Cupcakes would be the perfect party treat. Cute, easy to eat, festive, and delicious!

And you have a chance to join in on the celebration as well!  Twin Stripe is giving away a birthday prize pack full of birthday treats and some of Katie’s favorite things.  Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win the GIVEAWAY!


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Pumpkin Donut Holes

Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes can be made in a donut hole pan or a mini muffin tin. They are cute, delicious, and absolutely addicting – plus they are simple to make!

Pumpkin Donut Holes | ChezCateyLou.com

Pumpkin in February? You must think I’m crazy.  But why must pumpkin recipes only be posted in October and November?  Pumpkin is so delicious!!  I bake with it year round and I loved these pumpkin donut holes so much that I just had to share them with you!  So yes, pumpkin in February is happening and I couldn’t be happier!

By the way, have you heard of Yummly?  I just recently started becoming a publisher on Yummly and it is my new favorite social media site!  It is all about food, and is a great way to save recipes that interest you.  You can use the “Yum” icon in my social share buttons to save recipes to your own personal recipe box.  Here are all of my recipes on Yummly! You can also Yum recipes right from my page!  Check it out and let me know what you think!


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Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread {& a Giveaway!}

This Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread is a delicious twist on pizza. The cast-iron skillet gives it a crusty edge and doubles as a beautiful serving dish!

Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread | ChezCateyLou.com

It is almost Oscar time! Have you caught up on your movies? And more importantly, do you know what you are making? I know I will be making this Pull Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread!

In honor of the Academy Awards next Sunday, Feb. 22, I have teamed up with 15 incredible bloggers to bring you Oscar-themed recipes and an awesome GIVEAWAY! One lucky reader will win a streaming media player — your choice of an Amazon Fire TV, an Apple TV or a Roku 3! Scroll to the very bottom of the post and enter to win!

Oscar Noms Party Giveaway

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