Patriotic red, white and blue colors in this delicious cathedral window Jell-O dessert make for a cool treat on warm summer days. Set it on the table and don’t worry about anything melting. It’s a great display with a shine that becomes more pronounced as the chill wears off. It’s a really fun dessert that jiggles at the slightest movement.
Once you get the hang of making basic macarons made the Italian meringue method, or the French meringue method, the sky’s the limit as far as what you can do with these sweet little gems. You can turn them into American flag macarons, flavor the macaron shells or leave them plain as these basic ones are. Filling them with raspberry or any fruit curd puts to good use those egg yolks that don’t play a role in the making of macaron shells.
A checkerboard cake by itself is delightful enough, but pair it with vintage buttercream and you definitely kick it up several notches.
Bake this perfectly moist and tender classic vanilla sheet cake in a round or sheet pan, baking dish, or even as cupcakes, and pair it with fantastically quick and easy chocolate frosting.
Take to heart these special Valentine’s Day macarons. The perfect target for Cupid’s arrow, they will prove irresistible for whomever you share them with, on the 14th of February or beyond. A wonderful way to say “I love you”, or whatever.
After the flurry of holiday treats, here’s a simple yet nutritious dish of bell peppers stuffed with wild rice and mushrooms. I wouldn’t call it a resolution, as this actually is a typical meal for me any time of the year.