Peppermint meringues

I was so excited when my generous mother-in-law gifted me a subscription to Bon Appetit magazine (thanks, Mom Lu!). Their pictures of food are always…

Dark chocolate peppermint patty cookies

My coworker Leigh hosts an annual cookie swap around the holidays. I searched high and low for a recipe to make for this festive event…

Lavender macarons with chocolate honey ganache

This past spring I attended a cooking class for my friend Katie’s birthday. A chef taught us how to prepare several dishes, including a lavender…

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Hooray–fall is finally here! That means it’s time for pumpkin-flavored goodies.  Well, if you can find canned pumpkin in your grocery store. During the past…

French macarons

French macarons seem to be the ultimate goal for bakers these days. Golfers have the hole-in-one, figure skaters have the axel jump (which I am…

Sugar cookies with royal icing

Several months ago, I co-hosted a baby shower for a friend. I wanted to make favors for all the guests and thought that decorated sugar…

Jacques Torres’ mudslide cookies

You may or may not know that Jacques Torres is often known as “Mr. Chocolate.”  The guy is famous for his chocolate creations, so when…