Baking these French macarons using the Italian meringue method is as much fun as it is a pleasure eating them. Once you’ve made them, you will almost certainly want to make them again and again. There’s something about macarons that you just can’t get enough of.
I wanted to use pink chocolate to coat no-bake cookie dough truffles, but I didn’t have any oil-based or powdered food color to tint my white chocolate. I had to think of how to tint white chocolate pink naturally without using food coloring so I took stock of what I had at hand.
This delicious pretty in pink potato salad mixed with apples gets its natural color from red beets. It’s a simple and easy recipe to prepare and definitely something to think about for that Valentine’s Day menu. The apples make it lighter than a traditional all-potato salad. Continue reading
Well, what have we here—a naked chocolate cake filled with raspberry marshmallow buttercream frosting. I do recall not three weeks ago someone talking about resolutions, dieting and all that jazz. I haven’t forgotten. In fact, I have a couple of healthy ideas up my sleeve. Really. Folks, you’ll have to excuse me when I succumb to this urge to create something sweet just for the sheer pleasure of baking and creating. If you’re on a diet, just take the cake for whatever entertainment it provides, or make a mental note of it as something you might refer to for a special occasion. So now on to the cake. Continue reading
We all had our fun during the holidays enjoying ourselves and making merry, and it’s that time once again to make well intentioned goals, however temporary they might be, and I’m always one to at least make an effort with the R word—resolution. There, I said it. So I thought I would start out with these easy strawberry and avocado fruit parfaits layered with raspberries. Continue reading