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…

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…