egg whites · forgotten cookies · hygroscopic · meringue · meringue cookies · pistachio · recipes · rosewater · sugar

Forgotten cookies

Two ingredients is all it takes to create wispy, pillow-like clouds for your sweet dreams.  Egg whites + sugar = meringue.  So easy to make yet elegant and colorful wispy treats that make it seem like you spent hours slaving in your kitchen. There are three variations of meringue:  French, Swiss, and Italian.  French meringue… Continue reading Forgotten cookies

cardamom · citrus · orange · orange zest · pound cake · zest

Orange cardamom pound cake

I had some oranges lying around so I decided that I needed to do something with them.  I enjoy using citrus zest in baking and wanted to find an interesting pairing for this recipe.  Something spicy, like cardamom, offers a good contrast to the freshness offered by the orange.  I added the cardamom to the dry… Continue reading Orange cardamom pound cake

chef · defining success · female chef · future is female · inspiration · lesson plan · Teacher Talk · women rise together · women who inspire

Women of Caliber Part II

Recently, I created a female chef biography lesson to accomplish a few important points.  First, I wanted to find a way to help my students begin to change the way we think about success.  Second, I wanted to bring to light the many women who contribute to the food industry as much as, if not more… Continue reading Women of Caliber Part II

baking · cardamom · cupcakes · minicupcakes · pistachio · recipes · rose water · think outside the box

Outside the box

I know.  I missed posting last week.  Things have been so crazy.  I’ve been fighting a cold that just won’t go away and work has been busy and Thanksgiving is around the corner!  Excuses, excuses.  But, I’m back and will hopefully be on track. I enjoy trying out different flavor combinations when I bake, especially those that are “outside the… Continue reading Outside the box