Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Grad, Living and Traveling Around Paris

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Epic Mixed Berry Muffins

One of the things I love about summer is berries! Especially blueberries-myrtilles in French. I even bought two blueberry bushes two years ago in hopes of having bushels of blueberries on my doorstep. Apparently they are pretty finicky. After producing a grand total of 10 […]

Baking Tips: Caramel

oh caramel- I love thee as much as I love chocolate and the two of you, just .. oo la la! Horrible for my waistline. This week’s tip comes from my friend and fellow avid baker…….. drumroll!….. Tina!!!!! This was something important that we learned […]

Baking with Abby & Sophie!

Yesterday I was over at my friend Peter’s house teaching his kids Sophie and Abby how to bake! We made the nearing celebrity status browned butter brownies, pastry crust, and then folded together whipped cream and a lime curd I’d made the day before to make […]

Baking Tip: Avoiding a Messy Kitchen

I’ve got this little series going on called Baking Tips! If you’ve got a tip, let me know! I’d love to feature it. Today’s Tip of the Day! Use your tools/bowls wisely. There’s nothing more fun than baking- including a massive mound of dishes afterwards. Sometimes […]

Baking Tip: Bread & Kneading!

Our bread expert is back! And this time Ian Chin of the Baking Chin is talking about Kneading bread! And here it is…. drumrollll…… today’s tip! Smooth, Springy dough makes for a well Kneaded dough! This takes about 6-10 minutes by hand and 4-7 minutes by […]

What’s Up in Tejas!

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au Texas? I haven’t been writing too many personal blog posts lately! You’ll know fairly soon why…. To recap- I’ve been back in the US since mid-March, about 4 1/2 months now. Just crazy! It seems like it’s been so much longer. […]