Cowgirl Cookies – In a Jar!

I’m so happy that I’m finally finished with my final exams! Now I have time for more festive things like Christmas shopping, Christmas decorating, and my favorite, Christmas baking! I love homemade gifts and I have a particular fondness for gifts in a jar. My friend gave to me as an early gift the dry…

Tiramisu Cake

I love birthdays. It’s a day where everyone’s focus and undivided attention is focused on you and only you. In that case, why am I two months late in making my boyfriend’s birthday cake? I’m such a horrible girl. Life as a student is often more difficult than easy, so what better birthday cake for a…

Perfect Crusty French Bread and a Tribute to Julia Child

We all have a hero, a person we look up to and admire. Someone who we aspire to be, would die to meet. I will never get to meet my icon, Julia Child. August 15 2012 would have marked her 100th birthday. It seems like just yesterday that I was a little girl, sitting cross-legged…

Elvis Presley’s Whipping Cream Pound Cake

Apparently there was this Chinese bakery in Chinatown in Montreal in the 70’s called HoHo’s. My dad and his brothers were very fond of their pound cake which they describe as “very buttery… distinct flavor… greasy/oily… unlike any other pound cake…”. For as long as I can remember, my dad has been on some kind…

Chocolate and Raspberry Macarons

I can’t believe I actually made french macarons. I’m so happy they look somewhat decent. I always thought that macarons were something best left for the professionals to make but I think that I just proved myself wrong! They were surprisingly pretty yummy. Crispy exterior and soft interior. The hardest part was definitely making the…

Very Berry Summer Smoothie

So I wake up and look outside. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… what better way to enjoy the morning than with a refreshing, summer smoothie? My recipe for this smoothie is arbitrary. I just shove ingredients in as I go along. Ingredients are approximate Very Berry Summer Smoothie 1/4 cup berries (fresh…

Chocolate Éclairs and a New Blog

Welcome to my new blog! And what better way to inaugurate it than with decadent chocolate éclairs? These were a request from my dad who loves all of his pastries with a generous helping of whipped cream. They were also a great opportunity to try out my new Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus which I got…