We’re heading into prime cookie-decorating season! In the past I’ve posted recipes for Pumpkin Spice Cookies and Shortbread Cookies, but next up is Butter Cookies. Butter Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. They are so buttery, but slightly salty. They have a soft crunch, but melt in your mouth. They are so amazing that I love having them naked – without any frosting. However sugar-lovers alike will love this cookie more with a double-dose of sugar by decorating with Royal Icing and Buttercream! Continue reading “Butter Cookies”
If you’re looking for a super yummy, savory and quick treat this is a must try! It’s a perfect savory breakfast side, appetizer or lunch snack. I made this for Aaron and I for an afternoon snack today while I baked other goodies as he worked from home. It’s just so darn good I will definitely be adding this as a more frequent item for us to enjoy! Continue reading “Parmesan, Goat Cheese & Asparagus Galette”
I’m back in the kitchen just in time for my favorite season of baking… FALL<3! You may have wondered where I’ve been?! Well, in early August I travelled to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica to become a certified Yoga Instructor, and I just returned a few days ago. It was an absolutely incredible journey that forever transformed my life in ways that I cannot describe. I expanded my soul family, learned so much about myself and Yoga, got to be submerged in a beautiful surrounding, and was nourished daily with comforting food AND fabulous desserts! Continue reading “Spiced Apple & Pear Upside Down Cake”
I’m on a crumble kick right now! I put this recipe together not quite knowing how successful it would be, but I must say it’s pretty darn good and combines some of my favorite flavors and textures. Yesterday was quite the baking adventure filled with blunders, however I had some furry friends keeping me company and making me smile!
Happy Monday, I hope your week is off to a good start! This morning I had a major craving for Chocolate Chip Scones which is my favorite breakfast treat but something I don’t have often. For years I’ve had all sorts of silly digestion problems that a healthier diet has made a big difference on (more organic foods, less Gluten/processed junk, etc.), so sometimes it’s nice to toss in a Gluten-free baking recipe here and there for good measure. 🙂 Continue reading “Coconut, Chocolate-Chip Scones (Gluten-Free)”
Mom’s here for a fun-filled Mother’s Day weekend in Chicago and I couldn’t be more happy to have her here! We walked around in Lincoln Park this afternoon and had lunch together. When we left the restaurant, she caught notice of a French Macaron shop, so I asked if she’d be interested in making them ourselves this afternoon instead – so that’s what we did! We made French Macarons filled with salted caramel buttercream that we dipped in dark chocolate, then dipped in praline crumble – YUM, this was seriously so good!! Continue reading “Salted Caramel Macarons Dipped in Chocolate & Praline Crumble”