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…

Giada’s chocolate hazelnut gelato

If you asked me what my favorite dessert was, I would have a hard time picking, but ice cream and other frozen treats like gelato…

Cookie dough brownies

As if brownies weren’t delicious enough, Jen of Beantown Baker just had to go the extra mile and add cookie dough on top of these. …

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…

Fresh strawberry cake with strawberry Swiss meringue buttercream

Welcome to my blog!  I’m excited about my very first post, so bear with me. Oh, and excuse the bad photo, but unfortunately I took…