Blueberry & Cream Choux Pastry

This past weekend for a family picnic I decided to make something new. So, I decide on two different types of éclairs. First was blueberry and the second was chocolate peanut butter. Today I am sharing the blueberry recipe. Once put on a plate they only lasted minutes. So i filled another, they disappeared. So,…

One Delicious Mistake

I am not a stranger to making mistakes or learning by failures. This has been something I’ve been especially used to from driving, to cooking, to relationships. So in true Cory fashion my recipe today is the result of a mistake. Late Saturday evening, this past weekend, I needed a good distraction so I decided…

The Dark Side of Macarons

These two macarons are rich and delicious. They have been a crowd pleaser for sure! My two favorite sinfully sweet macarons are 1. Nutella and Chocolate and 2. Peanut butter and butter cream filled Chocolate Macrons. Enjoy! I use the same base macaron cookie with two different fillings, convenient and easy! Ingredients 2/3 cup almond…

Following Inspiring Footsteps

Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought- Matsuo Basho All of my life I’ve sought to impress or keep up with society and what others might see as successful. Still to this day I struggle with “needing” that validation, or even just perceiving that I am on…

Orange Glazed French Madeleines

In my attempt to be fancy, once again, here is my second recipe for French Madeleines. These soft French desserts are pretty and sweet and can be made with many different flavors. This time I made orange glazed French Madeleines. With orange juice in the batter and in the glaze it was full of awesome…

Lemon Curd Cheesecake

Lemon is one of my all time favorite flavors. There are endless recipes turning this tart fruit into sweet and sour desserts. During my week of vacation, I played around with this recipe. (knowing my grandmother, my boyfriend and I all love lemon.) For being a baked cheesecake this is surprisingly light. Most of the…

French Macarons 3 More Ways!

Lavender White Chocolate, Raspberry Cream & Rainbow Buttercream French Macarons Cooking is my meditation, (not medication; that’s sugar) but I also like to have fun in the kitchen. I love creating new tastes and experiment with old and new recipes. So today I made French Macarons. The first being a light purple cookie with a…

Mary Berry’s Bakewell Tart

Sticking with my love of The British Baking Show, here is a tasty tart I made during my week of vacation last week. I used one of my new favorites, Mary Berry’s recipe for a Bakewell Tart. This pastry has a basic vanilla tart crust with a small hit of fruit preserves in the bottom…

Lavender Madeleines

After following a local bakery on Facebook, I was intrigued by these small sponge cake textured desserts Madeleine cookies are a pretty dessert that aren’t too hard to make and the result is worth the effort. I tried them for the first time this week and doing so, I made three different kinds. I started…