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Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

What is it about Valentine’s day that essentially calls for cute desserts? Hm maybe because an excellent way to show love, give joy, and share happiness is through a delicious treat perhaps! Spontaneity┬áplus planning can make the best of desserts. Planning = Deciding what to […]

TWO Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

TWO Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

now now now- I know it’s usually “One Bowl” this or that but I think two bowls is pretty darn good. Well actually I should correct that and say one bowl, a small saucepan, a whisk, and a stirring spoon AND no mixer required. I […]

Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes

Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! I had a little rendevous at my friend Cara’s place from le 5eme Etage. The goal was to A. make a heart shaped tomato tarte tatin that I’d had milling around in my brain for the last couple of […]

Mini Pumpkin S’mores Tarts

Last week I was on the hunt for a torch. We’re talking a mega torch for singeing things like meringue or warming up the bowl of a mixer to get butter to room temperature faster. I’d say a torch, mixer, whisk, zester and a spatula […]

Baking Tips: Chocolate Ganache

Our Baking Tip Series continues with a tip from my culinary school friend- Tina! aka Tina Beana!! Miss you and your whisking style! ­čśë Use a spatula or small whisk to mix chocolate ganache!┬áChocolate ganache is one of the best things in the world. Creamy, […]

Swirls, Dollops, & a little Crunch

I was hired to make close to 300 desserts for a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Everything was mini┬áfrom tarts to┬ácupcakes with cute little swirls on top to macarons. The light was so perfect on my┬ámom’s drafting table that a mini photo shoot commenced! Hope you enjoy! […]