Hazelnut-Espresso Delight

As I have mentioned before, meringues can be a little tricky to make. Seriously though there is no reason to fear – its so fun. I’m starting with some brief tips that will ensure a successful meringue, followed by the must try hazelnut-espresso recipe! MERINGUE TIPS: Separating eggs is easier when they are cold but they…

Ultimate Banana Cupcake

Do you like banana? Do you like sweet? Of course you do! I have a simple banana-honey cupcake recipe, that you will really enjoy. Check it out.. There are 3 parts to this cupcake: The cupcake (duh) The icing The candied walnuts Prep: Preheat oven to 350 degrees  | Yields 12 cupcakes so line 1 cupcake…

Raspberry Cloud

Possibly the best dessert ever! I found this classic meringue mixed with whipped cream and raspberries to be super fluffy and fresh. There are 3 parts to this recipe: Classic meringue Whipped cream Raspberries 1. Start by making classic meringues (find additional tips in my Mocha Meringues post. You will need: 1 cup sugar 1/4…

Mocha Meringues

I just love meringues so I wanted to re-share this recipe to my own blog, you can also find it on my sister’s blog The Western Wild, which you must be sure to check out if you haven’t already, she writes about everything from fashion & love to travel & food. What is meringue? Meringue is…

Brownie Bites

This is a really simple recipe & these may actually be my new favorite dessert. Who doesn’t love soft melty chocolatey cookies covered in powdered sugar? They really are as good as they sound! We plan to double or triple this recipe for Christmas when we have our guests & holiday parties to attend because as…

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

It had been much too long since I last baked something. I basically missed prime apple cinnamon deliciousness season all together (Please don’t share your recipes, I’ll cry.) Luckily I haven’t slept through pumpkin season! Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors and you can definitely bake pumpkin anything into the holiday season right along side your…

Deanna’s Honey Nut Pastry

You may not know this about me, but I work at a restaurant on the Piscataqua River in downtown Portsmouth. The other evening I walked into the kitchen of the restaurant to find these three mysterious golden cylindrical pastries fresh out of the oven. Chef was in a good mood that night, so when I asked to try…

Chocolate Almond Meringues

First of all, meringues can be tricky to make, but DO NOT FEAR the meringue. Here are a few tips to follow in order to execute a successful meringue! Separating eggs is easier when they are cold but they whip to their maximum volume at room temperature. So, I recommend separating your whites then leave…

Lovely Lemon Cupcakes

Below you’ll find a recipe (from my long time baking friend Molly and I) for perfectly moist and zesty lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting. Cupcakes 1 large egg 2/3 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup granulated…

Impress your friends with your French baking skills

There is something special and sophisticated about macarons. Maybe it is that they are French, or that they are just the right amount of sweet, maybe it’s that they go so well with a late or cappuccino. One of the fun parts about making macarons is that you can make any color and flavor. You…