1st Goal Met...Now A Giveaway!!!!

1st Goal Met…Now A Giveaway!!!!

This weekend I surpassed my first goal of 1,000 views. I am beyond excited!!! I wanted to do a giveaway to commemorate my first blogging accomplishment. I will be giving away a French Macaron Kit. The kit includes: A New Copy of Les Petits Macarons A scale to get precise measurements One Pound of Almond […]

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Cookie Inspiration

Cookie Inspiration

I have been on a total cheesecake kick lately probably due to the chirping birds and flower buds screaming spring. Ever Easter my grandmother makes two of the most amazing cheesecakes ever! Roaming through the 99cent Only Store this week I came across a nifty bag of Nutter Butter pieces and my brain went crazy […]

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Gummi Bears Cheesecake

Gummi Bears Cheesecake

Gummi bears cheesecake bear claw tootsie roll jelly-o sweet roll. Dragée donut halvah faworki icing. Oat cake croissant cupcake marzipan. Brownie cheesecake marzipan dragée cheesecake cheesecake macaroon. Icing toffee soufflé chocolate bar. Caramels oat cake pudding macaroon macaroon wypas wafer cake oat cake. Pie soufflé brownie bonbon cotton candy sesame snaps chocolate cake jelly-o. Dragée […]

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Nadia's Cakes Review- The Winner of Cupcake Wars

Nadia’s Cakes Review- The Winner of Cupcake Wars

A few times a year we take the very long and tedious car ride up to Acton, Ca to visit my uncle. Acton is very small and consists of a liquor store, an extremely over priced mini market, and a post office. In order to get the necessities,  you have to make the 20 minute […]

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Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Please don’t judge these cookies by their title. They are absolutely delicious…I swear! I don’t know what it is, but adding a few drops of balsamic vinegar to strawberries brings out this unbelievable sweetness. The kind that you get when you pick a fresh strawberry off of the plant and it just melts in your […]

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Shroom Burger

Shroom Burger

Yesterday I picked up these gorgeous oyster mushrooms at the farmer’s market from Socal Shrooms. I didn’t really know what to do with them because they were so beautiful. I didn’t want their flavor to be masked by a risotto, drowned out by a sauce, or hidden in a vegetable medley. I decided to fry […]

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Chai Snickerdoodles and Cinnamon Ice Cream

Chai Snickerdoodles and Cinnamon Ice Cream

Growing up, every afternoon at 4pm you would hear the tune. Everyone would grab their stash of coins and make a be-line to the sidewalk. It was no other than the famous “Papa Joe”, the local ice cream man, making his rounds. I will always remember what he looks like…a tall, skinny older man who […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons- You Make Lemon Curd!

When Life Gives You Lemons- You Make Lemon Curd!

I love to shop. When I go out-of-town, I always go to the grocery store and find new ingredients to come home with, especially when we are abroad. At home, a trip to Whole Foods is like a trip to an amusement park, and my bill usually adds up to about the same that it […]

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To Fire Or Not To Fire?

To Fire Or Not To Fire?

I have two sous-chefs and one taste taster in my kitchen. All play a vital role in the outcome of my recipes. Lets start with my taste tester. He does an awesome job at testing everything…except vegetables, soups, or anything healthy. He is such a good tester that sometimes I will find him taking extra […]

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The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

St. Patty’s Day is fast approaching, and while I do enjoy a green beer every year, this year I wanted something else green. Let’s face it, a green macaron is so much more luxurious! With the amount of food coloring needed to obtain a good strong color, I can guarantee you that you will be […]

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Bow Down To Mr. Chocolate

Bow Down To Mr. Chocolate

The chocolate chip cookie was an accidental invention by Ruth Wakefield in 1930, and ever since this cookie has been aromatizing American households. The recipe has been duplicated, revamped, changed, and added to by many people and companies. Everyone claims that they make the perfect chocolate chip cookies, but unless they use the recipe by […]

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Pearls

Pearls

No pearls for Valentine’s Day? Well, gently remind your husband that it is completely unacceptable and that he better not screw up again! Then, go to your local natural food store and pick up a years supply of Pearl couscous. For the next 52 weeks, make at least one meal a week of the pearl couscous. Upon sitting […]

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Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak

It is quite difficult at dinner time to come up with new and delicious meals in my home. On one side you have my aspiring body builder husband who tries to consume at least 4000 (no that is not a typo) calories a day, and on the other side is me, who just mentions the […]

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The Foodgasm

The Foodgasm

Yesterday was a bittersweet day for me. After multiple failed attempts, I finally achieved the perfect French Macaron. It was crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside…absolutely majestic! Then the reality set in: no matter how orgasmic this cookie tastes, the way it looks on my hips doesn’t have the same effect. Solution…bake […]

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