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
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
Don’t you hate it when a recipe calls for anything-less-than-an-entire-can of sweetened condensed milk? I do and I know that sometimes it’s unavoidable. So what do you do with the remaining condensed milk? Sure you can save it for another time or find another recipe to use up the leftovers. I usually turn the condensed… Continue reading Leftover condensed milk? No problem!
Ratios are a great way to ditch cookbooks and let your creative juices flow. A great one for cakes is for pound cake. Pound cake is a type of cake traditionally made with equal amounts of flour, eggs, sugar, and butter. You can easily manipulate the ratio and create dozens of variations of this cake. … Continue reading Oh my, Olive Oyl!
I find myself seeking out green things. Whether it is something to wear or something to eat. I know it sounds weird, but I’m just going with it. Matcha, otherwise known as green tea, has been around for a very long time. It is used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and can be used to… Continue reading It’s not easy being green
A cup of tea or coffee with a plush blanket surrounding me in warmth is my idea of comfort. I’d add a good book and a fireplace (which I don’t currently have) to complete the effect. Baking comforting treats are a given in this scenario. During the fall, the smell of cinnamon, sugar, and other… Continue reading Secret cinnamon rolls
Yes, I know that I should be embracing the spices of autumn that I wrote about in my last post. But, I had to make mango mousse yet again and wanted to come up with a creative way to present it. Earlier this year, I posted my recipe for mango mousse. To this day, it is… Continue reading Scented whipped cream