Chocolate Macarons

These chocolate macarons are rich, fudgy and delicious! They’re made with a tasty almond shell and filled with decadent 2-ingredient chocolate ganache.

chocolate macarons.10I’ve often found macarons to be a bit of an elusive dessert, because they take such a long time to make and are fairly temperamental. You have to let the shells dry before putting them in the oven so that the cookies can rise and gain “feet” (the bumpy, crackly layer you see in the middle of the cookie).chocolate macarons.13

However, I’ve tried to make this recipe as simple as possible. You whip the egg whites, then add the dry ingredients. Pipe the cookies, let sit, then bake. You make the ganache with just two ingredients, and you frost the inside of the cookie and make a sandwich. Simple stuff. But the result? Exquisite! (more…)

Roasted Asparagus Salad + Cookbook Review

Roasted Asparagus Salad.11This roasted asparagus salad is super easy to make and is basically the perfect combination of health and comfort due to the roasted potatoes and delicious vegetables.Roasted Asparagus Salad.9

I love this recipe because even though it’s a “salad,” it’s a meal by itself and is super simple to make. You cut some potatoes, prep some asparagus, roast everything together and boil some eggs. Serve it up on a plate, pour some dressing on it and voilà, dinner is served! (more…)

Matcha Crème Brûlée

A couple weeks ago, I bought a ton of heavy cream so that I could experiment making chocolate ganache (even though chocolate ganache is actually a super easy, two-ingredient operation —it’s just that I don’t think I’ve made ganache since these ganache brownies and I wanted to make sure I had room for mistakes!).

Matcha Crème Brûlée.2Long story short, I had a lot of heavy cream left over and needed to quickly come up with a good recipe to use it on. Naturally, I turned to crème brûlée. (more…)

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Thanksgiving leftovers are the best! But I think we can agree that not all leftovers reheat well in the microwave. Sweet potato casserole is one of those examples. It’s impossible to recreate that fresh-from-the-oven toasted marshmallow deliciousness the day after.Sweet Potato Cheesecake.9

Unless… you repurpose your leftovers into this delicious sweet potato cheesecake! (more…)

Whole Wheat English Muffins

Lately, I’ve been trying to come up with to-go breakfast ideas that I can easily eat at work. The other day, I remembered we had English muffins in the freezer and thought they would be perfect!Whole Wheat English Muffins.10

But when I took them out, I could tell right away that they were freezer burned (honestly not sure how long they had been there…) so I decided I would make some English muffins myself the following weekend. Homemade is better anyway, right?Whole Wheat English Muffins.6

These whole wheat muffins are amazing! They rise tall, have a perfect crumble, and have a nice, hearty touch due to the whole wheat. My ideal English muffin is toasted with some salted butter, topped with some raspberry jam! (more…)

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