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...
The Sweet and Savory Sides of Life

The Sweet and Savory Sides of Life

In between the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it is sometimes hard to step back and take a breath. Remember what this time of year is really for: hope and bringing hope to others. Sydney and I try to seek the crustiest person of our day and make them smile;...
In the Pink Champagne Mousse Cake

In the Pink Champagne Mousse Cake

In The Pink: Pink Passion Cake These wonderful cakes were Sydney’s creation, we have a friend/customer each year who hosts a Mardi Gras party, and this year she asked us if we would design the desserts. (she has always wanted to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras)...
It's a Christmas Card

It's a Christmas Card

With one day to go and still so much left to do, I must admit I  feel like a child waiting anxiously  for Santa. I actually become a santa helper on Christmas Eve Day. Sydney and I run all around Denver and hand out our homemade goodies to all the people who are...
Pinktober

Pinktober

October is the month that everything, buildings, ribbons, lights, armbands, the decor at the malls, and all along the interstate turn the optimistic lively color pink.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Celebrating 25 Years of Awareness, Education,...
August College Picnic

August College Picnic

I know it must seem like I only talk about Sydney, but she is my heart. I guess by now anyone who knows me or reads my blog realizes I am having a hard time with Sydney leaving for Knox College. I am  busting with pride and excitement for her, however we have been...
July 4th baking marathon with Sydney

July 4th baking marathon with Sydney

As I have confessed in the past I love using holiday weekends to bake with Sydney. We do take time to enjoy the bright warm Colorado sun, and as Coloradans we also hike, bike, run, and walk..as I tell Sydney idleness is a BAD word. I just could not pass this flower in...
Financier with Candied Ginger

Financier with Candied Ginger

A light pastry for early morning coffee or a little mid morning or afternoon break. Financier is a light and dainty tea cake. Sydney, my daughter, and I first experienced this treasure in St. Germain this past March. As soon as I returned to Colorado I began...