NYC: Ladurée’s Halloween Macarons

by Janelle 10.03.2011
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If you haven’t heard yet, worldwide macaroon-sensation Ladurée, aka the “new cupcake,” took up shop in New York and is taking the city by pastry-storm. Maison Ladurée, the beloved Parisian baker, is said to have invented the macaron over 60 years ago at a tea room near the Place de la Concorde in Paris in […]

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Afternoon Tea, Anyone? The Best Buttery Scones Recipe

by Janelle 09.30.2011
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After visiting London this summer and enjoying an extravagant Afternoon Tea, I became inspired to make buttery, sweet scones. My boyfriend and I had Tea at the uber-chic Palm Court at the Langham Hotel on Regent Street in London. This Tea was awarded the Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea 2010, the “OSCARS” of the tea world… and […]

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Pumpkin Spice Bars

by Janelle 09.26.2011
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It’s almost fall and that means it’s time to start baking warm, spicy autumn desserts. My absolute favorite spice cake recipe is for Pumpkin Spice Bars. To make the bars, you start out by baking a homemade spice cake in a sheet pan and savoring the smell of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves filling up […]

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Anzac Biscuits

by Janelle 09.18.2011
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Although wildly popular in Australia and New Zealand, Anzac biscuits have not caught on in the rest of the world, until now. I first tried Anzac biscuits at Peels, a hip new eatery on New York City’s Bowery. The delicious, crumbly texture of these sweet, nutty, granola-like biscuits was unlike anything I’d ever tried and […]

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Lemon Snack Cake

by Janelle 07.22.2011
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If you are looking for a light cake that doesn’t make a huge portion, look no further than this delicious Lemon Snack Cake. Tangy, moist cake is topped with a sweet, fluffy frosting and, best of all, it can all be made in one pan! Simply mix the dry ingredients in your 8-inch baking pan, […]

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Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies

by Janelle 07.02.2011
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New York pastry chef François Payard is renowned for many dessert delicacies, but my all-time favorite is the divine Flourless Choolate-Walnut Cookie. If you have ever visited his chic Upper East Side pâtisserie, you most likely witnessed the sight (and cult-following) of these amazingly unique and delicious gooey chocolate cookies.

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Summer Strawberry Cake

by Janelle 06.29.2011
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If you are lucky enough to visit a farmer’s market in your hometown, you will most likely be able to find delicious, fresh-picked strawberries in the early months of summer. Local strawberries are nothing like store-bought varieties and one of my favorite ways to enjoy them is to make some delicious baked goods. Instead of […]

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Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Janelle 06.08.2011
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I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but they are usally too big and loaded with lots of unhealthy ingredients, so I decided to shake it up a bit. I started with a classic Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, changed a few ingredients around to boost flavor, and formed them into irrestible bite-sized treats […]

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Chocolate Covered Banana Pops Recipe

by Janelle 05.23.2011
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This weekend my Mom and I made Chocolate Banana Pops for a delicious and healthy summertime dessert. Not only are these pops easy and fun to make, but they are a fabulous way to get a chocolate fix while enjoying fruit at the same time! The pops can be served refrigerated or frozen for an […]

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Rachael Ray’s Chocolate “Pots de Creme” Cups with Whipped Cream

by Janelle 05.22.2011
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One of my favorite desserts my grandmother makes me is Rachael Ray’s Chocolate Cups with Whipped Cream. This recipe is so easy, yet totally elegant and delicious at the same time. The chocolate custard is served in demitasse cups and topped with a dollop of whipped cream and sprig of fresh mint, making it a […]

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