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December 12, 2019

Happy holiday foodies,

Baking season is in full bloom! What is the signature holiday flavor? Eggnog! What is it? Simply, it is sweetened milk and cream with nutmeg and cinnamon. Yes, you can make homemade eggnog with heavy cream, milk, egg yolks, sugar and spices. Don't...

December 6, 2019

Hello foodies and bakers,

The holidays has started! What is the most popular and in-demand holiday activity! Decorating sugar cookies, of course. What is the best frosting for sugar cookies? Royal icing.

What is royal icing? Simply, it is powdered sugar with a...

November 14, 2019

Hello foodies,

Another pumpkin scone recipe? Yes it is! Fall gets everyone in the baking mood and it is a perfect time to modify your favorite recipes. Pumpkin is a classic flavor and it gets enhanced with buttermilk and a tasty maple icing.

The scone itself is not so sw...

October 10, 2019

Hello bakers and foodies,

Often, I get asked how to bake...better! How does one ensure their chiffon cakes do not lose any volume? Make sure their chocolate chip cookies turn out to be super soft? Their frosting has the perfect amount of sweetness? The buttercream flowe...

September 22, 2019

Hello foodies and bakers,

The last post stated 5 baking tools you don't really need in the kitchen. Now, this post is dedicated to 5 tools you definitely need in the kitchen if you are whipping up an apple coffee cake, pumpkin scones, or baking your favorite extra choco...

September 3, 2019

Greetings bakers and foodies,

The right tools for the right project are essential for true pastry and baking success.  You need that mixer! You need that whisk! You need those cookie trays! You need that cake pan!  Without the proper tools, baking would be, well, diffic...

July 17, 2019

Greetings fellow foodies and bakers,

'Tis the season for apple pies and fruit tarts! Summer is a perfect time for creating something light and refreshing in a form of a pie or tart. Both are similar, tasty, and equally delicious. 

What is the difference between a tart an...

June 18, 2019

Hello foodies and bakers,

There are bakers who true to the heart and will make every single component by scratch. From lemon curd to pie crust to ganache to muffins, die hards will wake up early and stay up late to make sure everything is homemade from the heart. 

But......

April 28, 2019

Greetings foodies and bakers,

Spring is here! Sunshine is peaking out of Seattle's typical gray clouds! What is a better way to enjoy it than a tasty tart and a good cup of coffee? 

This streusel jam tart is an easy, and elegant, dessert because the topping and crust is...

April 17, 2019

Hello foodies,

What is better than a classic chocolate crinkle cookies? Pretty much nothing else! This recipe creates a super soft super chocolate-y cookie with a powdered sugar crust. The combo is delightful, delicious, and decadent. 

The bonus? It is pretty much a 2-bo...

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