Macaroons Versus Macarons: An Almost Guilt-free All-nut and Chocolate Version

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” Julia Child Think of macaroons one will recall  sweet lumps of  shredded or ground nuts with a golden crust. Thinking of vibrantly colored airy meringue sandwiches equaling a Parisian Kiss, one actually refers to macarons. Though these cookies share similar […]

Hot Off the Press: My “Cupcakeised” International Easter Cakes Published in Cupcake Heaven

“Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.”  N.T. Wright      “If anyone or anything tries to curse or kill the Goodness at the Center of […]

A Perfect Relationship of Fiery and Romantic: Chocolate and Chilli Cupcakes

Have you ever noticed that I never made recipes for leftover chocolate????….. “If there’s no chocolate in Heaven, I’m not going.” Jane Seabrook Chocolate comes from the Cocoa Plant native to South and Central America. Its earliest traceable history is found in Puerto Escondido, Honduras. Bottles with traces of cocao residue can be dated back to […]

With Love…in Advance: Valentine’s Strawberry Cheesecake Fudge – Yet Another Way to Use Leftover Bakes

“Pink isn’t just a color it’s an attitude too!” Miley Cyrus Cheesecake is a beloved dessert around the world. While many assume that it has its origins in New York, it actually dates back much further. The first “cheese cake” may have been created on the Greek island of Samos. Physical anthropologists excavated cheese molds there which […]

Against Traditions: Cheese, Nut and Chutney Chelsea Buns

“Does progress mean that we dissolve our ancient myths? If we forget our legends, I fear that we shall close an important door to the imagination.” James Christensen As legend and history has it, the original Chelsea bun  has a distinctively clear origin, being associated with just one traditional source, the Bun House in Chelsea. This […]

Masculine Elegance Inspired By Love: Sugar Pleating and Cake Embroidery for Someone Special

“You only need one man to love you. But him to love you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon, always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the tides. Only one man and all of this.” C. JoyBell C. Love is the greatest gift God ever gave man. True love is really […]