Month: February 2009

  • A Daring Bakers’ Flourless Chocolate Cake….Oh The Possibilities!

    I can’t believe today is the last day of February! This month has flown by! Tomorrow, my parents will be here. March will be filled with more deadlines, assignments and anticipation of things to come. End of the month? Well, that must mean another Daring Bakers’ challenge. Yes indeed! A Flourless Chocolate Cake to be […]

  • Savory Tartelettes: In The Kitchen At Design*Sponge

    I live for the little things in life, the simple and little things that are enough to make us happy and brighten our day. Being contacted by Kristina, one of the editors of Design*Sponge was definitely one of them. I think I read her email about four times saying out loud “You would like to […]

  • Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream & Strawberry Thyme Shortbreads

    We have a winner! Beside the winning combination of Strawberry Ice Cream and Strawberry Thyme Shortbreads Cookies, I am happy to announce that Maryann from Finding La Dolce Vita is the winner of The Baker’s Odyssey! Congrats Maryann! Shoot me an email with your address and the book is on it way! I realized last […]

  • Profiteroles With Chartreuse Ice Cream & A Book Giveaway

    (For the book giveaway, scroll down to the end of this post) I am really excited to introduce you to Anita from Married With Dinner as my guest blogger this weekend. When I first started blogging, there weren’t as many blogs to get lost into captivated by delicious recipes and lovely photos. One lucky day […]

  • Cold Strawberry Mint Soup and Apricot Tea Cakes

    Some things are meant to be paired. You know, that cute mug and that lovely tea, cookies and milk, cupcakes and frosting, apple pie and vanilla ice cream, etc.. They are tasty on their own, and we can survive without one or the other, but they make sense together so why pass on the opportunity […]

  • Blackberry Apple Galettes And Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

    Yesterday I woke up to the sound of my husband’s trombone and although he rarely rehearses at home it did not strike me as unusual. It felt nice actually. Deep, resonant notes, slightly muted as they came through the floor and walls. I immediately recognized the melody of “our” song, “Can’t give you anything but […]

  • Guest Blogging : Quaint Tea

    Guest Blogging : Quaint Tea

    I am playing hooky today… Well, not really, but I am getting pudding brains this close to deadline and I need all the extra bit of time I can find. After coming to the conclusion that sleep is highly overrated and lunch has been replaced by a cup of soup and a piece of toast […]

  • I *heart* Macarons

    You would have to live in a cave these days not to realize that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Those lovely sweet tarts! And the chocolate kisses! And the heart shaped cookies! And the cutest heart adorned cupcakes! Shades of pink and red… everywhere. Well, I guess I live in one because when […]

  • Milk Chocolate And Chestnut Mousse Verrines

    I hold dear and close the big things in life like love, family, friendships, and connections. I also believe they are all enhanced by the little things. The little things in life…Those little trickets or thoughts that we hang onto. They might be in a shoe box in your closet or the attic, they might […]

  • Strawberry & Vanilla Floating Islands

    It had been a while since I had the night off to bake something just for us. No book recipe to test, no challenge, no order or request. Just for us. In moments like this I tend to gravitate towards childhood memories and desserts I learned to make with my mother and grandmother. Simple desserts […]