Wow… drool-inducing, right?? I’ve always wanted to learn how to make macarons and this tutorial has not one, but three different flavors: pumpkin, pear, and apple. That’s a flavor explosion, folks!
Culinary master Caitlin Knoop shares her technique for making this delightful French treat over on The Wedding Chicks. She starts with an almond macaron and goes on to explain how to make the pumpkin, pear, and apple filling–from scratch! Check out all the recipes (and loads of pretty photos) right here. Continue Reading
If you’re looking for a fun Christmas Eve day activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further. Make these 3D gingerbread trees today and have fun decorating them all weekend!
Megan Reardon from the fabulous blog Not Martha created this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own 3D gingerbread Christmas trees, including tips for creating your own original tree templates. If you don’t have tree-shaped cookie cutters to springboard off of, she also offers some printable templates to help you out. Continue Reading
Some of us don’t have the time or the inclination to roll out cookie dough come Christmas time. If you fall in to that category I’m here to absolve you of any guilt you might be feeling. Stop it! Not all of us are Just Desserts contestant wannabes. SO, for this Christmas cookie/treat roundup, I found ideas that require MINIMAL work on our part as they start with store bought cookies, snacks and candies.
It’s been a regular ol’ glitter fest up in here recently, so I thought it only appropriate to extend our new obsession into Foodie Fridays!
The trick to making these glittering cookies from The Purl Bee is something called “sanding sugar”, a term I wasn’t familiar with before (I always just called it “giant sprinkles of crystallized sugary goodness” because I’m technical like that). It comes in just about every color you can imagine, so you can go wild with color schemes for holidays, birthdays, or other events. Continue Reading
Sara ripped the clothes (and skin) off her gingerbread men and created the cheekiest gingerbread cookies ever. Although she calls them gingerbread, they’re actually chocolate. For the recipe and all the decoration details, head on over to Our Best Bites.
Shagbark Hickory Syrup is made only in one place in the entire world; Nashville, Indiana. The extract is distilled from the bark of the hickory tree and dates back to the Native Americans from this region. It’s all the rage among chefs and home gourmets. “Its smoky, nutty flavor is less sweet than maple, more complex, and hauntingly unique.” Doubting Gourmet magazine even went on a fact checking adventure back in 2001 and found out that Hickory Works is in fact the only producer of Shagbark syrup in the entire world. Continue Reading