Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Grad, Living and Traveling Around Paris

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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. […]

Baking Tips: Brrr!

Tips Tips, Tips and Tricks! One tip every Monday! This week’s tip/trick/handy to know is…. Use that Freezer! Another tip I picked up at my stage at La Fabrique a Gateaux. The pastries we made were composed of several different components that would be assembled to make […]

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! 😉 Use a spatula or small whisk to mix chocolate ganache! Chocolate ganache is one of the best things in the world. Creamy, […]