Lemon Meringue Pie Cookie

Last week I was surfing Facebook and found a beautiful lemon tart on Tastemade‘s page. The photo of the lemon pie enticed my tastebuds which was no surprise since  my absolute favorite pie is lemon meringue (my husband loves my  lemon meringue pie recipe too)! With Father’s Day and the 4th of July quickly approaching my creative juices received a boost instead of baking a lemon meringue pie or tart I would design......more
Ok those are adorable.more

Sweep the Pantry Cookies

Delicious cookies filled with granola, chocolate chips and more. Just try to keep them in your cookie jar, I dare you!Get the recipe HERE...more

Rhubarb Bread

Lately I have been feeling inspired in the kitchen. I think it has a lot to do with the weather and all of the fresh produce available to us at the moment. I am finding myself flipping through my recipe binder and tearing new ones out of magazines gathering ideas and looking for new things to try. Even for someone who writes a food blog, the motivation for cooking can ebb and flow, so I am  embracing this time and the burst of energy I feel in the kitchen....more

Vanilla Biscotti: So Good You Have to Eat at Least 2

I'm not going to lie. The reason for this was to cure my urge for biscuits. For some strange reason I didn't have a single one in the house and I'm pretty sure that that is illegal.   ...more

10 Horrific Kitchen Fails

In lieu of a recipe this week, I thought I'd list out the EVER-GROWING request list for Fail Kitchen.  Here are the ones already in the pipeline: ...more
A friend made the Oreo peanut butter brownies. They are really sweet. Like whoa.more

Ombre-Shade Brush Embroidery

 Brush embroidery is a form of cake decorating. This technique is particularly popular with wedding cakes, cupcakes and cookies. You may transfer the pattern with a stylist  and transfer it to the prepare cookie or cake; or you can create the design free hand.  In either case, this is a decorating technique that requires practice. Although brush embroidery is quite forgiving you do need to understand royal icing... ...more

Working with Royal Icing

Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from softly beaten egg whites, icing sugar(powdered sugar), and optional extract flavor. Royal icing traditionally is used for decorative designs, covering cookies and cakes (covering cake is an European tradition). It can be piped into an infinite types of decorations such as: borders, flowers,butterflies, shapes, jewelry, and so much more. It also is used for brush embroidery, creating... ...more

No Ordinary Sponge Cake: Torta Paradiso!

This is a traditional dessert from Genoa, a very delicate, light and soft sponge cake that everybody loves! It reminds me of my childhood: at the time, my mother used to buy this cake from Panarello, one of the best and most famous posh bakeries in town....View the traditional recipe on foodfulifeSerena foodfulife...more

Royal Blue Velvet Cake Recipe

Velvet cakes are da bomb and I love red velvet cake in any form or shape, but it's getting to be so... overdone, don't you agree? Not that I'm sick of it, I am not. I'm just fickle, uninspired and seeking variety. I first heard of Blue Velvet Cake while I was munching on a red velvet one at Doughboys in LA. My friend told me that a baker nearby has a blue counterpart that was equally good, if not better according to him. I was way too full at that time to head over and check it out, but the idea intrigued me so much! ...more

A Finally Successful Attempt To Bake Peanut Cookies

Lesson learnt: Never ever follow the steps taken right out of a microwave manual. It’s horrible and distasteful....more