Archive | January, 2013

Lemon Macarons with Lemon Curd

22 Jan

Hello everyone!

How is everyone’s week going?  I was happy to have Monday off,  I always feel like I accomplish so much more by just having one extra day off.  I was finally able to get my shoe closet project started, but most importantly I had some time to bake : )!

Last week, a coworker of mine who has a lemon tree brought in a bunch of lemons.  I gladly took a few and immediately began to think what I could make.  My mind of course went straight to my favorite dessert:  Lemon macarons.

For those of you who don’t know me, I absolutely love anything lemon flavored.  Lemon cake, lemon tea, lemon cookies, lemon frosting, lemonade, and of course lemon macarons.  Lemon macarons are probably my favorite dessert, ever.   I used to make them with lemon buttercream, but recently I’ve been obsessed with lemon curd, so it’s only natural that I combined lemon macarons with lemon curd.  Additionally, lemon curd is great because it’s a perfect way of using those egg yolks that normally would get discarded while making your macaron shells.

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Russian Tea Cakes

20 Jan

Russian tea cakes (also known as Mexican wedding cookies) are absolutely one of my favorite cookies.  If you’ve never had them before, they’re absolutely fabulous.  They’re crumbly, crunchy, soft, and sweet, but not overpoweringly so.  My family does tea time (when our schedules aren’t crazy), and this is a great addition, as it’s a perfect dessert to go with tea.

I surprisingly had never made Russian tea cakes till a few weeks ago when a friend of mine sent me his super secret family recipe.  Funny enough, it turned out this recipe was also the Betty Crocker recipe (we had a good laugh at that)!  In any case, this recipe is fantastic and super easy to make.  Let’s get started!

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Pokeball Birthday Cake

8 Jan

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone had a great holiday!  December was pretty crazy with all the birthdays and holidays, and January seems to be no different!  One of my new year’s resolution is to blog at least once a week, so we’ll be starting  the new year with a cute Pokemon themed birthday cake!  Brian, who is one of my best friends celebrated his birthday on Sunday January 6th, and as he’s an avid fan of Pokemon, so his wife (also one of my best friends) and I decided we’d make him a Pokeball cake!

Alright, let’s get started!

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