Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Grad, Living and Traveling Around Paris

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– We had the most incredibly awesome storm yesterday. It latest 10 minutes. The winds were horizontal. There was hail. IT. WAS. AWESOME! Except some people’s power has been out for two days now. Texas storms! – I’m in LOVE with these plates. – Last […]

Baking Tip: Cookie Placement!

Even baking and color depend on air and even heat distribution! This leads to this week’s tip! Place cookies/macarons caddie corner to each other! You’ve put a lot of time into your dessert now let’s get this thing baked! When piping or placing treats on a […]

Packing for the Expat Life in France

When I packed for France it was a nightmare! With the weight limits and bag limits I repacked a solid 8 times, took over the living room, kept standing on and off the scale, and just about pulled my hair out. I wasn’t sure what […]

Baking Tips: Storing Bread!

I have told you a million times how clueless I am at baking bread- I’ve pleading with Ian from the Baking Chin to move down to Texas and make my bread, especially his Pain de Campagne… But since he’s in Indonesia helping open a Patisserie, […]

Portland~ Wineries, Wine, Food:: A Celebration :: A Fling

I’ve pretty much decided that the best trips involve lots of wine, good food, and great people. 🙂 My friend Jen is getting married in December!! Since all of us are so spread out around the US, and because what is better than a fun […]