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Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons


Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons
Well, well, well, macarons. We meet again. I took an almost two year hiatus from making you guys, but I am back and apparently, better than ever. These are my least hollow macarons to date. In fact, these weren't hollow at all.  But it's not always rainbows and butterflies. Baking macarons while simultaneously hoping your infant doesn't wake up as you are making the sugar syrup is pretty nerve-wracking to say the least. And sometimes, it makes you forget that the mixer needs to be on high while you're adding said sugar syrup so that you don't cook your egg whites.  So yeah, that happened. Surprisingly enough, a few strands of cooked egg white didn't affect my batter and my first batch of these wasn't half bad. The color was just off. I wanted to try to go completely food coloring-free, but unfortunately, when using freeze-dried strawberries without any added food coloring, it creates a sort of brownish-faintly pinkish color that's not very appealing. So
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Lactation Brownies

Lactation Brownies

New year, same pandemic. Can you believe it? None of us ever imagined it would go on this long. None of us expected to be wearing masks to every outing and having drive by parties/events. Between the loss of jobs and social isolation, we have had a pretty rough year. But the one good thing to come out of 2020 was - drumroll please ...... babies. Lots and lots of babies. Not sure if it had anything to do with us being home all day, but 2020 was definitely the year of pregnancy & birth announcements.  So to follow up from my quarantine banana bread from 9 months ago, I bring you- lactation brownies. I may or may not have been one of those people with a birth announcement in 2020. And I may or may not have purchased lactation brownies, took one look at the ingredients, and thought to myself why all the galactogogues were way down at the end of the list. I mean, I could have been eating cosmic brownies if we're being honest. No benefit whatsoever!  So I took it upon myself to to

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Today is April 8th, 2020 and although each state's current quarantine orders started at different times, I think I speak for all of us when I say it feels like day 102139. Yes, that's correct, we are under quarantine. For those of you who will read this, possibly years down the road from now, quickly Google "COVID-19" and you will learn all about the scary disease that plagued America and many other parts of the world and closed down schools and businesses, leaving the majority of us at home and jobless. Right now in Ohio, we have not yet hit the peak of this deadly virus, and though it's only been a few weeks since we have been ordered to stay at home to prevent the spread, the number on many of our scales is already rising. Let's be honest, a lot of us are finding ourselves eating out of boredom and/or stress and it's just not the greatest for our health. So, I'm here to remedy that. I can't show you how to make homemade hand sanitizer

Chocolate Strawberry Cake Roll

Chocolate Strawberry Cake Roll

One of the most popular recipes on my site is this red velvet cake roll . Month after month, it comes up in my top three most visited pages. So, I thought to myself this week, why not try to whip up  another cake roll to break the internet? Cue this chocolate covered, strawberry cream filled cake roll. As a swiss roll fanatic myself, I was super excited for how this would turn out. I think I may have attempted a chocolate cake roll sometime in the past, but I wasn't successful and sort of swept the idea under the rug. This time around, I turned to Sally from Sally's Baking Addiction for her cake baking expertise and found this incredible chocolate cake base recipe for the roll. It is super decadent but fluffy at the same time and most importantly, it did not crack. As Sally says, it's super important NOT to overbake the cake because that is what will keep it from being as pliable in the rolling process. As for the inside of the roll, I prepared a whipped stra

Peppermint Mocha Brownies #DuncanHinesHoliday

Peppermint Mocha Brownies #DuncanHinesHoliday

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DuncanHinesHoliday #CollectiveBias It's official. My husband has turned me into a fan of peppermint mocha. Can you believe I wouldn't go near peppermint mocha anything at one point in my life? Mint and chocolate? Pfft. That's like... chocolate flavored toothpaste. How could anyone possibly enjoy that? Turns out, I was really missing out. There's just something about these two flavors that when combined, they create a magical party in your mouth. Since I've already made peppermint mocha cupcakes , and peppermint mocha cookies , naturally, the next thing I needed to make was peppermint mocha brownies. And that called for a trip to Walmart. Yes, even bakers like a shortcut every now and then. And who can resist Duncan Hines® Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix when it's only $1.00! Plus, with only three easy ingredients, you're truly sa

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Confession: I lived in New York for 13 years and never tried a Levain Bakery cookie. How sad is that? I've even visited the city multiple times after moving and still never got a chance to experience the ultra thick, rich and chewy deliciousness that is a Levain Bakery cookie. So, when I saw this recipe on Modern Honey , I figured I would bring the bakery to me. Now, I didn't go for the all original cookie recipe because, well, little old me invested in a bulk bag of pecans and I didn't want them to go to waste. I'm actually not even a fan of nuts in desserts at all. Like ever. I won't even put walnuts in banana bread. But something told me this was going to be an outstanding combination of textures and that something was absolutely friggin' right. Of course, in the mad rush I was in to bite into these cookies, I clearly didn't let them rest on the pan long enough to properly cool and firm up. These pictures truly don't do them any

Chai Spiced Pecan Tart

Chai Spiced Pecan Tart

Well, just like that, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Can you already smell the pie? Are you promising yourself you won't overindulge this year? I've got great news. You can still indulge and feel guilt-free! Bring or make this chai spiced pecan tart to Thanksgiving dinner and get your pecan pie fix with half the calories!  I don't know if it's exactly half the calories, so don't quote me on that. But what I do know, is this tart is raw and it's vegan and all the ingredients are wholesome and nutritious. For the crust, you're going to use pecans and dates, with a bit of shredded coconut in the mix. And for the filling, of course, we will be using soaked raw cashews. I love these babies, for real. They work so well in raw desserts, and even make an amazing mac and cheese sauce.  More on that in another post. So, you're going to blend the raw cashews with coconut cream, add in some maple syrup for a healthier sweetener, cocon

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