My torrid relationship with French ma...

My torrid relationship with French macarons…from the beginning

Oh, French macarons, how I love thee. Glorious little confections of meringue and cream. An amalgam of wonderful textures in a wee little cookie. It’s not hard to fall in love with them…unless you’re me. I’m about to say something that may shock a lot of people: I didn’t love my first French macaron. I […]

French Macaron Myths

French Macaron Myths

The true origin of the macaron is debatable. What we know as a fact is that they started as a single almond meringue shell. It wasn’t until the mid-1800’s or 1900’s (another debate) that they became what we are now familiar with, the French macaron: two shells sandwiched together with filling. What we can all agree […]

5 Easy Appetizers // Perfect Party Pl...

5 Easy Appetizers // Perfect Party Plates

Here is a roundup of 5 easy appetizers you can take to any party this Labor Day weekend.  The last thing you want to do while preparing for a party is spend loads of time in the kitchen. These party appetizers are not only crowd-pleasing but super easy to make, leaving you more time to […]

Spicy Habanero Cheese Enchiladas

Spicy Habanero Cheese Enchiladas

I love enchiladas. I may have mentioned this before but I always tell my husband that if I get another tattoo, it’s going to be of an enchilada. Possibly wearing a sombrero, dancing around in a puddle of red sauce. For reals…. Anywho, I found these amazing, delicious, ridiculous habanero flour tortillas from Lucky Habanero […]

Australia’s amazing cakes

Australia’s amazing cakes

I was first introduced to the amazing cakes coming out of Australia through Instagram. Thanks to the recent revamp of the Explorer (i.e. Stalker) page, I was inundated with photos of people’s kids, their meals and, most importantly, their desserts. Photos of colorful and eccentric cakes kept catching my eye and they all seemed to be […]

Pink Lady Cocktail

Pink Lady Cocktail

This cocktail post was inspired by the finale of Mad Men. I’m a sucker for anything mid-century. My grandparents lived in a Cliff May designed neighborhood in Long Beach, CA for most of my childhood. They had access to the vacant home next door at one time and my brother, cousins and I used to go […]

3-Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin

3-Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin

These potatoes have been a hit at family gatherings recently and might be my signature dish. Everyone raved about them at Christmas and my mom asked me to make these again for Easter. It’s creamy and cheesey inside with a browned, slightly crisp layer of cheese on top. They are very easy to make if […]

Butternut Squash and Sausage Casserol...

Butternut Squash and Sausage Casserole

Ummm…Hi! Remember me?  Yeah, I used to post here often and then I just disappeared into a life of utter craziness. I missed you guys! But I’m back. My resolution for this year is this get my shiz together. That means posting to my blog again because, well, that’s what it’s for and I like […]

Buy Delectable at the Anaheim Farmers...

Buy Delectable at the Anaheim Farmers Park Market!

I am now a vendor at the Farmer’s Park Market in Anaheim, CA right outside of the Packing House! Come see me every Sunday from 10am to 3pm and load up on some baked goodies! The farmer’s market is located right between The Packing House and Anaheim Brewery on Broadway and Anaheim Blvd. I will […]

14 Insanely Stylish Bar Cart Ideas

14 Insanely Stylish Bar Cart Ideas

Bar carts are the new black. Well, as far as home decor goes. Everyone is just dying to get their hands on one. Target put one on their shelves and it seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye. Then within a week it was all over Pinterest being all gold and girly.  Bar […]

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