Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls

These past few months I intended to throw myself back into my baking and blogging in my free time. Instead, it was consumed in much needed house projects , pets and family, and a new advancement in my career. So here’s to getting back to my blogging and having fun in the kitchen. Today I…

Lemon Bundt Cakes

So, if you know me, you know I love lemon. Probably an inherited trait. Chocolate being a close second. So today I am tucking my tail and giving two recipes; one came out awesome and one I screwed up but still tasted great. Hint: Always butter your bundt! (Butter and flour your pan) 🙂 The…

Strawberry & Blueberry Tart with Lemon Curd Mascarpone

When you have fresh blueberries and strawberries on hand, what do you do? I’ll pair it with some cream, a crust, and be a happy, happy boy. This recipe is easy to whip up for a fresh dessert during the summer or anytime. It looks impressive and tastes delicious! Strawberry and Blueberry Tart with Lemon…

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…

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…

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 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…

The Perfect Lemon Tart

My grandmother introduced me to lemon meringue pie when I was a young boy. I remember sitting in a little café, “Knights” restaurant, and each of us taking a big piece from the display spinner. I remember the smell of the smoky old air and leather booths. I used my fork to flick off the…