A couple of months ago, I was asked by my sister’s best friend from way back if I could come up with an idea for favors for her older sister’s baby shower. Having come from working on 2 wedding cakes, our heroine was feeling a little cocky and thought that this was going to be… Continue reading It’s a Boy! No, It’s A Girl! Wait, We Don’t Know Yet!
I am not a vegan. But since I learned about vegan glitter cookies that required no baking (and even attempted them myself — blog post later), I suddenly developed a fascination with vegan baking. Especially when my friend and I were walking down St. Mark’s and stopped inside a vegan bakery, where she bought (among… Continue reading Gluten-Free, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies: No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of These Cookies
When I first heard of Mexican wedding cookies, I immediately pictured a wedding reception in Mexico, full of cheery guests dancing, drinking and laughing, the Mexican Hat Dance playing in the background played by a Mariachi band (I don’t know where I get these images, either) a tray of these cookies sitting on the dessert… Continue reading Mexican Wedding Cookies
Before I wax poetic about the topic of this post, I’m going to be honest. When I first had Italian rainbow cookies (aka tri color cookies, aka tri colore), I did not like them. My palate was young and foolish…it did not know the error of its ways. Particularly, it did not have an appreciation… Continue reading Taste the Arcobaleno (That’s "rainbow" in Italian)
I’m sitting at a Starbucks, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi I get with having one of their Gold membership cards. I’ve become a NYC cliché just for the next hour or so, until my sister frees up from work and we can commute home together. It’s a truly gorgeous day, the first day I’ve… Continue reading The Light Side…Or The Dark Side?
Cookie baking season 2009 came, took me through a whirlwind of baking, then buying packaging and shipping supplies, packaging up the cookies, and finally to the post office multiple times in the past week so that I could send off my little holiday wishes in the form of baked goods to my friends and family.… Continue reading Cookie Baking Season 2009
My friend said to me that these cookies were music in his mouth. Of course, he had them without the chocolate drizzle because I gave him leftovers, which I didn’t bother fancifying. If he had them with the chocolate, I wonder if he’d have said that there was a symphony in his mouth? But more… Continue reading Matilda, Music, and Malfatti