Peach and Raspberry Clafoutis

Here I am again, mixing a little bit of me with some inspiration from Julia Child and a little bit of a recipe I found. Her recipe for a “Cherry Clafouti” inspired me to make this warm dessert that is a combination between a flan and a custard. With fresh Georgia peaches from my mom…

Getting Naked Cake

A friend at work was planning a wedding for her daughter. She asked me to make the cake and a few small desserts. The request was something light and airy with fruits or flowers that would compliment the backdrop. The wedding would take place in the family orchard and was to be an outdoor wedding….

The French Macaron

L’æuvre d’art, c’est une idée qu’on exagére. -André Gide “A work of art is an idea that someone exaggerates.” Le Macaron Français. I have admired through the windows of bakeries and Pâtisseries these sweet petite desserts that are as delicious as they are delicate. Nervous but anxious to try my hand at them I did…

Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Coming up with a dessert I knew all the nursing staff would enjoy wasn’t too difficult. Add coffee or espresso and it’s a guaranteed success. I didn’t have a single negative critique or at least I didn’t hear any since the other nurses’ mouths were full. (And they only stop running for chocolate) This cheese…

Garlic Cheese Focaccia Bread

“This is some of my favorite things to do (slices garlic), these little, you could almost call them mindless tasks but, I actually think of them as mindful tasks. It is almost about getting to that point in your mind where this becomes pleasurable instead of drudgery. As a culture we’ve gotten so far away…

Twice as Nice; Double Chocolate Tartlets

A friend of ours invited my boyfriend and I for a dinner at his house. He requested a small dessert. Agreeing to something with chocolate or fruit I dug into my recipes. I came up with a small chocolate tart. The crust was a bitter cocoa based shortbread crust and the filling was a sweet…

Oh Baby! It’s a Dutch Baby!

One night I was searching for a super easy recipe to make the next morning for a romantic breakfast in bed. I stumbled across a video on Food Network for a “Dutch Baby.” It was an extremely simple breakfast that looked extravagant and was easier to make than a pancake! It only used a blender…

White Chocolate Truffle Cake

One night I decided I wanted to be a fancy pants and make something that looked as delicious as it tastes. I wanted to try something new and something I haven’t seen before. When I think of truffles I think intricate and fancy. This two layered dessert has a dense sour cream cake base and a…

The Sweet Taste of Lavender and Honey

So I guess it is time to share one recipe that I have made that everyone went crazy over; my Lavender and honey cheesecake. I had been on a search for lavender flower for a while and with no result I passed over this recipe a few times. While shopping around Canton I came across…

The Great British Baking Show

  This spring I binge watched The Great British Baking Show. The show inspired me and introduced me to new recipes I would have not tried otherwise. I have a whole new list of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood recipes to try. Having a whole day off for me is rare so I took the…