Pâte Sucrée or French Sweet Pastry dough is a key ingredient in classic French dessert tarts. It is a sweet, crumbly French pastry that is easy to make and is often filled with pastry cream and topped with fruit. Pâte Sucrée is similar to Pâte Brisée, but includes egg yolks and sugar. I used the…
As we begin this year’s Carnival Season, I’ve teamed up with Grits and Pinecones to bring you the Ultimate Mardi Gras Recipe Collection. 33 incredible recipes from our houses to your’s that will tantalize your taste buds and take you from easy beginnings to dramatic endings and everything in between. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
If you like pecan pie, you will absolutely go crazy over these Pecan Pie Mini-Muffins. They are crispy crunchy on the outside, rich, gooey and moist on the inside, and taste just like pecan pie. They feature the South’s favorite nut in a totally irresistible and addictive treat. Pecan Pie Mini-Muffins take minutes to put…
Grandé Fruit Bowl is cool, light, refreshing and healthy for these hot summer days. It makes use of the abundance of fresh fruit, and is a perfect appetizer, salad, dessert, or snack for any occasion. For the extra special adult occasions, I infuse the fruit with a mixture of dry white wine and Grand Marnier….
Julia Child’s Tarte Normande aux Pommes, a.k.a. Custard Apple Tart from Mastering the Art of French Cooking is amazing. Unlike many desserts, this tart is not overly sweet. It is, however, quite delicious and has the perfect blend of apples and custard.
Patriotic Pretzel Flowers are the perfect treat for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations. They use three simple ingredients and are super easy to make. What’s even better is that their crunchy, salty, sweet taste is amazing. When stored in an airtight container these adorable Patriotic Pretzel Flowers stay fresh for a week, if they last…
Intensely Chocolate Grown-Up Fudgesicles are an extra special boozy treat on these hot summer days. While fudgesicles without booze may be reminiscent of your childhood, the addition of alcohol takes them over the top for a refreshing grown-up delicacy. In addition, the alcohol keeps the fudgesicles from becoming too hard when they are frozen.
Chocolate Glazed Nutella Mini-Cupcakes – the name says it all! A delicious sponge cake with a Nutella surprise inside topped with an extraordinary chocolate glaze! Each bite is pure decadence.
Brighten your Easter season with this rich and moist Easter Surprise Lemon Bundt Cake. It feels like springtime, and tastes amazing under a layer of lemon glaze. Every piece is a surprise.
Laissez les bon temps rouler with these delicious Mini Mardi Gras Cinnamon Rolls. They have all the flavor of a traditional King Cake in a deletable small package!