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Homemade Maple Leaf Cookies

Homemade Maple Leaf Cookies

If you’ve ever travelled to Canada, you’ve most likely seen displays of maple leaf cookie boxes in airport duty-free stores and souvenir shops. They sure look like a gimmick, given the steep price at which they are sold and the fact that they bring together two of Canada’s conspicuous icons: the maple leaf, and mapleContinue Reading

How to Make Chocolate Éclairs: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Éclairs: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Recipe

Have you heard that éclairs are the new macarons? The classic dainty French pastry, described by the Larousse Gastronomique as a “small elongated pastry made with choux pastry, filled with cream, and glazed with fondant,” has taken the pastry world by storm this year. For most of its 160 years of existence, the éclair was aContinue Reading

And Then They Were Three (On Being a Food-Blogging New Parent)

And Then They Were Three (On Being a Food-Blogging New Parent)

In late December of last year, I gave birth to our son, Baby J. And then started the biggest adventure of our lives. Having a baby wasn’t easy for us, so we had been waiting for him for a long time. As we grew older and more attached to our lives as child-free adults (“free”Continue Reading

The Best and Easiest Butterscotch Sauce You’ll Ever Make

The Best and Easiest Butterscotch Sauce You’ll Ever Make

I’m a big fan of caramel, the kind that’s enjoyed from liquid to chewy, depending on the degree it reaches on a candy thermometer. The slightly burnt taste of caramel is unique and intriguing and my favorite way to enjoy it is by making Vanilla Caramels with Fleur de Sel, which are difficult to forgetContinue Reading

The Perfect Holiday Gift: Brownies in a Jar

The Perfect Holiday Gift: Brownies in a Jar

Every year, I plan and make an edible present that I give to my clients and friends who live out of town. This tradition started three years ago, a year after I decided to become freelance again. I was so grateful for the clients who had decided to trust me that I felt like IContinue Reading