Triple Mango Macarons

Triple Mango Macarons

I've been waiting all week for these!  Ian is going out of town for work and this weekend, my best friends are coming down from New York to have a girls' weekend in Philly.  We've been saying that we want to have a fancy tea party, so tomorrow, we'll be serving so many tea party [...]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I did a thing! So let's back up, in February I went on a family trip to Monterey, California.  There, we stayed at Portola Hotel & Spa.  The hotel itself is nice and all, but the best part was this massive oatmeal chocolate chip cookie they greet you with at the front desk.  This is [...]

Waffle Cookies

Waffle Cookies

  A while back, I was perusing the aisles of Whole Foods when I discovered their cookie section in the bakery.  It was basically a display case of a few dozen options for cookies.  I immediately gravitated towards these waffle cookies.  They were these bite-sized cookies and just so darn cute.  However, at $11.99/lb, I [...]

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

When I first met my husband, he didn't have a lot of kitchen gadgets.  But the one thing he did have was an ice cream maker.  When we first got married, I was pretty set on donating the ice cream maker, since I don't really see the merit of homemade ice cream, since I can [...]

Classic Meringue Cookies

Classic Meringue Cookies

Okay, so Trader Joe's is one of my favorite stores (grocery and otherwise), so when I poke fun at it, it's all with lots of love.  So the best aisle in Trader Joe's is without a doubt the aisle with the frozen foods in the bottom freezer and cookies and chocolates on the top shelves.  I [...]

Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti

Following yesterday's biscotti train, I decided to make a chocolate version.  Because I like almonds in my biscotti, I kept them in.  If you don't like almonds, leave out the sliced almonds and almond extract, and put more chocolate chips and vanilla extract instead.   Due to the addition of the cocoa powder and chocolate [...]

Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

My mom loves biscotti.  One of her favorite indulgences is purchasing the large tub of chocolate-dipped biscotti from Costco.  I think it's because biscotti don't taste particularly sweet, she thinks it's "healthy" and therefore she happily eats one or two with her afternoon coffee. Biscotti means twice-baked (thanks to my Great British Bake Off knowledge), [...]

Mixed Berry Macarons

Mixed Berry Macarons

To continue the strawberry party from yesterday's Mini Strawberry Pies, I'm sharing a very simple recipe for berry macarons using both strawberries and blackberries.  Lately, I've regained my love for these cookies and have been baking up batch after batch.  We're on the cusp of spring, it's time to snag all the berries and make these [...]

Salted Nutella Macarons

Salted Nutella Macarons

Four years ago, I posted my French Macarons recipe.  Today, I wanted to do an update on new techniques and tricks that I've accrued over the past four years of maracon making. The one thing I didn't change?  The salted Nutella buttercream filling.  To this day, it's still my favorite buttercream.  It's fluffy, airy, and the [...]

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to desserts, I'm not the biggest fan of the cookie category.  My husband begs to differ.  With just the 2 of us in the apartment, it's just not worth it to bake a whole batch of cookies since my husband will eat the majority of it.  This cookie recipe will whip up [...]