French Macaron Terms and Components

French Macaron Terms and Components

Macaron Terms:  Tant pour tant: Half and half, half almond flour and icing sugar Meringue: whipped egg whites French Meringue: Egg whites, room  temperature, whipped with high percentage of sugar Italian Meringue: Liquid Egg whites, room temperature, whipped with a...
Vanilla-Yuzu Whoopie Pie

Vanilla-Yuzu Whoopie Pie

I was in Starbucks grabbing a green tea grande, and saw they started selling whoopie pies shaped like French Madeleines with buttercream in the middle. I was inspired to bake up my own whoopie pie, however I just could not shape it like a French Madeleine. So as I was...
Almond Sugar Cherry Blossom and Rose Cookies

Almond Sugar Cherry Blossom and Rose Cookies

Sydney and I were asked by a special friend if we would cater a wedding shower for his fiancé, Carrie. I’ve met Carrie a handful of times, but felt we needed a girls night, in order for Sydney and I to really have the chance to know her, by the way she is a...
Triple Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies

Triple Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies

Anyone who has children is familiar with the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” well DF, my husband is a mirror of that little mouse when it comes to chocolate cookies. His absolute favorite cookie is a soft triple chocolate chip cookie, to cut some of...
Raspberry Cupcakes, Just in Time for Easter

Raspberry Cupcakes, Just in Time for Easter

I can’t believe it is already Easter; this year is just zooming by. Every year Sydney and I prepare easter baskets; we try to make each year’s Easter baskets original and duplicate the  previous’ year. This year we decided to put raspberry cupcakes...
Mango Martini, Toast and Welcome Spring

Mango Martini, Toast and Welcome Spring

It is no secret I love Spring and Summer, the longer days, warmer weather, the smell of flowers and neighbors’ BBQ. This past week we have experienced 27 degrees C/ 80 degrees F days. (I hope I haven’t jinxed our good weather fortune). So Sydney and I were...