My friend and I were shopping around town trying to find some fun holiday foods; Christmas cakes, pastry, candy, you know the usual calorie stackers. Suddenly, I had a moment of sheer virtue and decided not to overdo it this season. Of course, the season is not nearly over yet, so we’ll see what comes. … Continue reading Celebrating Holidays All Year Long
Today was a very busy day and left me feeling worn down. I needed a special pick-me-up so I decided to stop at Doris Italian Market on my way home. They have great meats and deli, but most of all I love their butter cookies. It seems like such a simple term for something so … Continue reading Dessert for Dinner
I watched my first Holiday Season commercial and was offered my first piece of holiday cake. Then I smelled it, the flavored coffee and now I am off and running. It's not like I lost weight in anticipation of the holidays this year, so I'm trying hard not to think about it but it's there, … Continue reading The Desserts Are Coming!
"What's the problem with Choux?" asked my friend Todd. "It's not filling enough to avert my temptation for more. Put a cream puff or éclair in front of me, and it is not long for this world. But I love the stuff, and always will." said I. Choux, a light pastry dough had its inception … Continue reading Choux the Elegant Pastry Dough