What is a French Macaron? Traditional macarons are meringue-based French pastries with almonds about three to five cm in diameter. The cookie or shell element of the pastry is smooth on the surface with ruffled edges. The ruffled edge is
My husband and I couldn’t be more different, city girl meets small town boy. When we decided to have our home custom built there wasn’t much we agreed upon but there was one thing neither of us could be without,
I haven’t made cupcakes in a while and I’ve been craving the taste of sweet, juicy strawberries unfortunately the strawberries at my local market aren’t as sweet and juicy this time of year. Thankfully I tucked a few flats away
If you were to ask me the question, “What’s your favourite thing to bake?” I would answer emphatically, “Cake!” My answer would come as a surprise to those that know me best. Why you ask? Cake decorating – it’s not
During the holidays I was in charge of preparing the desserts and when my niece, Natalie, requested Lemon Meringue Tart I couldn’t disappoint. Plus whenever I get the chance to prepare a citrus dessert I’m right on it because both
I hope all of our American friends enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. Christmas is on the way and I’ve been busy thinking of dessert ideas for the holidays. Liana is kicking off the season getting together with a few friends
We celebrated Liana’s (my daughter) 21st birthday this week and I wanted to prepare an extra special birthday cake. Liana’s usual request is my typical Red Velvet Layer Cake. Typical wasn’t working for me this time especially for this momentous
Chocolate and pumpkin? Who would’ve thought it could taste so good? Definitely not me. I have to admit I’m not a huge pumpkin dessert lover (in fact, I don’t like pumpkin desserts) but this Chocolate Pumpkin Cake changed my mind.