Beurre Noisette Blondies

Sometimes I dream of making fancy desserts that belong in a Parisian bakery store-front, or at a wedding at the a fancy hotel. Other times I just want to sit in my sweatpants and eat raw cookie dough out of a mixer bowl. Yes – I want to lick the chocolate off the spatula, and no…

Mini Brioche Wreaths & Two Fillings

Every once in a while, you need to take a moment to pause. To sit and reflect on what you want to accomplish, where your heart is, and what matters most to you. A few weeks ago, I found myself skipping work (yet again). Sitting in bed, with a copy of a Le Cordon Bleu booklet and…

Deep Dish Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie

Everyone loves a good old chocolate chip cookie. Now take that cookie, roll it into one giant dough, stuff it with Nutella, and you’ll get the mother or all cookies. Deep Dish Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie. Who could resist a warm chocolate chip cookie served in a dish with warm chocolate oozing out of…

Cherry Almond Clafoutis

When it comes to dessert, I’ve always been a sucker for French baking. To me, I think they bring out the purest form of baking, be it with the use of the ingredients, the techniques or the flavors, every creation makes you just a little bit happier. And what more would you want from a dessert?…

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

I had my first pretzel when I was nine years old during the summer we visited my Aunt in Germany. It was a little kiosk in the middle of a park that smelled of bread and butter. The pretzels where warm, soft and chewy, with the bits of salt crushing between your teeth, and the…

S’mores Brownies

Where I come from, s’mores aren’t really a thing. I didn’t grow up having them. Our idea of campfire side snacks were a bag of nuts, chips, and a bunch of basic snacks. I have to mention though, the highlight of any camping trip for me was always the potato bakes in aluminum foil over…

10-Minute Glazed Doughnut Holes

We’ve reached that time of the year when the conversations anywhere you go revolve around one thing, and one thing only: I need to get bikini body ready! Well news flash, if you’re still not there yet, it’s too late, and it’s not happening, so let it go. Now that that’s out of the way,…

Orange Blossom Water Chia Pudding

I never thought I’d be posting this vegan recipe on my blog, but I’m currently in love with this. It started with a small sprinkle over my breakfast oatmeal, then I got grew enough courage to actually try it on its own. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the taste. “Chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”…

Not another brownies recipe!

The title says it all. I’ve been hesitant in showing you this recipe thinking there are so many out there, so why mine? Why another “classic” brownie recipe? Well, because if you’re anything like me, and you manage to successfully make a recipe over and over again, each time tweaking one little thing about, you would want to…

The Secret to Perfect Homemade Lemonade

This “beat the heat” theme I have going on seems to be recurring. But what did you expect? Temperatures are soaring up to 44-45 degrees and we barely scratched the surface of May! What happened to spring? Oh, i forgot it doesn’t exist in the desert. Well, when life gives you lemons, and you just…

Tiramisu Ice Cream

It’s creeping up again. I’m talking about the dreaded desert heat. It’s the time of the year when I usually turn off the oven and refuse to use it for at least 8-9 months. We basically spend our afternoons on the weekend lounging next to the little pool we got for the little devil and…

Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes

I’m a baker, not a cake decorator. I have a very legitimate reason for shoving this declaration at the beginning of this post, and I’ll get to it in a second. I published my last post back in December during my trip to London. As soon as my vacation was over, and I came back…