Giant Strawberry and Cream French Macarons

If you know me, you know I love everything about French Macarons. I found this recipe while I was looking for a new one to try, and having fresh strawberries in the fridge, I decided to make these sweet light desserts. These cookies are two large Macaron shells with homemade sweetened whipped cream and fresh…

Chocolate Dipped Madeleines

Another day off and another recipe tested. These cute and fancy little cakes I’ve made a few times and with a few different flavors. Quoting the boyfriend “perfect pairing with coffee.” These are dipped in semi sweet chocolate and sprinkled with crushed walnuts. These French Madeleines are a cocoa flavored base and dipped in chocolate…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Two Tier Layer Cake with French Macarons.

Getting back to baking and blogging is something I’ve been wanting to do since the new year.  So, here is how I made my Mother’s two tier birthday cake paired with French Macarons in her favorite flavors. For this cake I used 3 batches of my pre-made chocolate cake mixes. Once made, it’s good for…

Julia Child’s Chocolate Almond Cake

“A party without cake is just a meeting.”- Julia Child. Today’s recipe I cannot take any credit for. It is straight from the pages of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” by Julia Child. I wanted to channel one of my heroes and bake something sweet; like usual. This Cake I baked for a family…

Macarons Fit for a Bride

“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul satisfying and eternal.”- Julia Child This past weekend I made four different kinds of French macarons for my sister’s bridal shower. I planned on baking just a few dozen but, after making 3…

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…