chicken and broccoli stir-fry

chicken stir fry

There are a lot of Asian-style dishes that I’ve struggled with making at home.  For whatever reason, oftentimes there’s something not quite right with the flavor of the sauces.  I LOVE Asian food in restaurants, but whenever we try to make it at home I tend to be disappointed. With this dish, I feel like […]

espresso caramel macarons

espresso caramel macarons

Last week, a coworker brought her new cookbook into school to show me.  After quickly flipping through it, all the gorgeous pictures and the unique and creative flavor combinations had me convinced – I went home and ordered it that afternoon.  After getting Les Petits Macarons last Friday, I got to work this weekend and […]

chocolate salted caramel cupcakes

chocolate caramel 2

These cupcakes are a long-standing favorite of mine! My favorite chocolate cake, filled with rich salted caramel sauce, and topped with a silky smooth caramel Swiss meringue buttercream. Yum! I don’t make these as often as I should, probably because they are a bit more involved (read: time consuming), but the nice thing is you […]

alyssa’s 1st communion

rosette cupcakes

WOW, has this been a busy week! I have to apologize for not being able to update on here as often as I’d like – things have just been getting crazier and crazier, and unfortunately I don’t anticipate them getting a whole heck of a lot better any time before the wedding. Luckily, once June […]

sugar cookies with royal icing

I’ve always thought that sugar cookies decorated with royal icing were beautiful, and probably way too difficult for my hardly-artistic self.  Luckily for me, Annie over at Annie’s Eats has a fantastic tutorial with the perfect level of detail for me to get these (mostly) right the first time.  I tried to keep it pretty […]