Flu season. Ug. My little one is sick, I’m sick, and my husband is trying hard not to show his eagerness to get out the door every morning – away from all this contagion. There’s not much to do except wait it out, but – silver lining – it’s a great excuse to stir up a batch of momma’s classic lemon tea cold remedy.Continue Reading
Kids love decorating cookies and one easy way I’ve discovered is through stencils. In my latest Little Nerds session, I was amazed at what the little gals came up with. We had so much fun playing around with easy stencil cookies, spraying edible paint, using royal icing, and fondant. All of these styles got such great results! And I was totally surprised to find that they were loving the black fondant!Continue Reading
Remember those push-pops we bought from the ice cream trucks when we were kids? The ice cream was yummy and all, but it was the pushing that made those babies so popular. I was thinking back on those days while prepping for a baking session with my little nerds and thinking what fun we could have making our own push-pops, only with cake. And just like that, the ombre cake pops were born!Continue Reading
I love purple Valentine’s Day cookies. Because why should pink have all the fun? I mean really. Purple is energetic and elegant at the same time. Royal and bright.Continue Reading
In my household, anything with dark chocolate is pretty much instantly given the label of “grown-up dessert.” The kids aren’t even interested as soon as they hear that their usual, milky-sweet favorite has been usurped. But they don’t know what they’re missing… and as long as they’re not paying attention, I added a splash of my favorite grown-up beverage to the mix to make these Whiskey Chocolate Pie Bars a special little treat, just for the parents in the room.Continue Reading
Did you know that December is National Pear Month? I hear you: “National Pear Month?” on top of “Christmas,” “Hanukkah,” and “New Years”!? Worry not, as this French Anjou Galette recipe will not disappoint for any occasion.
I learned this one from my nephews, Bastien, Nicolas, and Stephane, who are studying “Patisserie” in Lyon, France. I’m insanely jealous; it doesn’t help that they’re already uber-talented and accomplished. It’s a secret hope of mine that they make it to the states and open a 3-brothers bakery. For now…I’ll settle for virtual dessert sharing and French anjou galettes!