Chocolate Sable Cookies

These cookies are essentially chocolate sable cookies accented with some lovely fleur de sel. The recipe says they are the brainchild of French pastry genius. It just so happens that this week we are also talking about good ole’ Pierre in husbands posts on our recent battle brioche. I was excited to make these cookies… Continue reading Chocolate Sable Cookies

Lemon Curd Gelato Recipe

Meyer lemon season is upon us. A Meyer lemon is a hybrid of a lemon and a Mandarin orange or a sweet orange (Wikipedia entry). They were originally imported from China in the early 1900’s and were given the name Meyer lemon after agricultural explorer Fred Meyer, an employee of the USDA who first introduced… Continue reading Lemon Curd Gelato Recipe

The Popularity of Magnolia

For those of you who are not familiar with Magnolia Bakery, it is a well known bakery in New York City and they are famous for their yummy pastel frosted cupcakes. I believe they are credited with starting the “cupcake craze” of the 1990’s. I had a hankering for cake after watching Paula Deen make… Continue reading The Popularity of Magnolia

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A French Tart Idea

Not only is this my first Tuesdays with me post, but this is the first post ever on our blog. Yay! This week Tuesdays with me was chosen by Jessica herself, and she chose the French Pear Tart. This tart came out pretty tasty and it was fun to make. My whole family enjoyed it,… Continue reading A French Tart Idea