Pound Cake

Do you know how Pound Cake got its name? Think about it. I love pound cake because it is dense and packed full of buttery goodness! I love that it is used for fondue, it’s just perfect! As a child, I remember thinking “wow, I’m in heaven!” every time I had a slice, which wasn’t Read More

Protein ball, snack or dessert?

Nutella Protein Balls and below them, Peanut Butter Power Balls (both are no-bake versions) It was about 20 years ago when I first had a protein ball. My friend had brought some into work, and this version consisted of peanut butter, honey, milk powder, and chopped pecans. We ate it as a snack and whenever Read More

Kitchen Sink Cookies

A couple weeks ago, I wanted to bake.  Not really having a specific cookie in mind, I decided to “go big or go home”, so went downstairs to the pantry and grabbed as many ingredients as I could.  The bricks of butter had already been taken out to soften earlier that day. I am a Read More

Candy Make-Up

As I write this, I am wondering how I survived my childhood, having passed by without a single birthday party …. I kid you not. I never had a party. Don’t pity me just yet. Believe it or not, I am not alone. I only recall one birthday where I had an un-iced cupcake and Read More

The Raw Macaroon

       A couple weeks ago, I went to pick up some almond flour to prepare for my Macaron Bakefest. Before you know it, holiday baking will be in full swing, and I am organizing a cookie exchange of a large proportion. I also make extras for parties, family, and friends. Seriously, does one need Read More

Making Macarons (Macaroons)

A confection that has gained a lot of attention in the past few years is the Macaron. While a lot of us believe the Macaron originated in France, there has been some debate that it originated in Italy – “Some have traced its French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry Read More