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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
Sugar lace dominated the edible lace market for nearly the past decade! It was an instant success as it allowed people to decorate cakes with very fine sugar that resembled delicate lace often seen on beautiful wedding dresses. Cake design entered a new realm! Sugar lace has the look of a flexible royal icing. It can be spread and then peeled from the silicone mold and draped around the contours of a cake. These pieces may be made in advance, stored air-tight to retain their flexibility, and used when desired. I tried a few recipes and this one was the winner.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Appetizers are fun. These delicious and naturally low carb! You hold them in your hand, you take a good look at them, if you’re lucky you can get them all in one bite. These bright and flavorful baby bell peppers are filled with cream cheese, parmesan and chives. First time I tried em at the wedding, and I could not stop eating em. They are delicious!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Ganache -- a smooth mixture of chocolate and cream -- is one of the richest, most luscious of all chocolate frostings. The frosting is made in the same manner as the chocolate ganache glaze, and then allowed to thicken until the frosting is spreadable. In ganache recipes, the proportions of chocolate to cream vary depending on whether it will be a coating, filling, or truffle. This recipe is a standard 1-to-1 weight ratio of chocolate to cream, which is good for coating cakes. Lately I been using ganache under the fondant. It holds the cake shape really well.
Friday, February 28, 2014
A macaron is a sweet meringue-like cookie which is filled with ganache, buttercream, or jam. It is shell-like on the outside a little chewy on the inside and easily melts in your mouth. We love macarons because they are sweet and beautiful and the flavor possibilities are endless! Each one is a treat to eat and a combination of flavors makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Macarons have a enviable reputation for being difficult to make. They aren't the easiest, but they are not so difficult as you can see with this recipe. My 14 year old daughter learned how to make em, so it's not that hard :)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
A truly yummy party cake, featuring Diego Jungle theme. Why not consider making your own birthday cake? With this step-by-step pictured tutorial it will be really easy. I made it for my 4 year old son's birthday party. This cake is the bomb! I mixed some ingredients together and it was a perfect creation!!!
Monday, February 10, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
These are all time favorite yeast bulochki. You can fill em with any sweet fillings you like. Most common filling is Poppy Seeds. I made em with Apple filling this time. This is a small portion it make 15-17 small sized buns. It's my favorite dough recipe now always turns out great and so simple to make. My Instagram friend Vera shared this recipe with me. Thank you Vera :)
Friday, January 31, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Seafood rice is an easy and impressive dish. This 1-dish meal did a great job of uniting the savory flavors of the various seafood ingredients. The rice and carrots are full of flavor. Best seafood with rice dish I've ever had! Also I have a Chicken Rice Plaf posted too.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Mango flavored jello is stirred into whipped topping and then folded into a bowl of cottage cheese, popping bobas and mandarin oranges. It's a light and fluffy salad that is simple and easy to make. I got this recipe from a lady at our church.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Impossibly Easy Chicken Mushroom Pot Pie. It's loaded with chicken and vegetables in a creamy sauce. A flaky puff pastry crust surrenders to a warm veggie-and-chicken mixture infused with a savory sauce. Chicken pot pie is a perfect winter meal, but frozen versions are usually loaded with sodium and preservatives. Pot pies been my favorite for many years.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
These rustic toasts feature earthy mushrooms, zesty garlic and carrots. The combination is irresistible! I was making the filling for Eggplant Rolls and toasting the bread for kids. Then the idea came to me to make these yummy sandwiches. I could not stop eating em. :)
Monday, January 6, 2014
Traditional homemade gnocchi (little Italian dumplings) are made with just potato, flour, egg and salt. Well, it was not enough flavor for me; so I added more herbs and cheese to it. I really love how these turned out. :) We really enjoyed Ricotta Gnocchi when I made em. These are like lazy potato Vareniki.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Chicory is a popular coffee substitute and economizer for 2 centuries, back when coffee was more prized, and pure coffee was a luxury. In that time, it became a matter of cultural preference to use chicory in coffee. I try to cut out my coffee intake, and I love creamy hot drinks. This is my favorite coffee substitute.