Dark Chocolate Almond Florentines

Dark Chocolate Almond Florentines

These dark chocolate almond florentines are thin, crispy and nutty cookies with just a hint of orange. They are gluten-free, quick and simple to make.

I found the recipe on David Lebovitz’s blog. Even though it isn’t the traditional recipe, they are amazingly delicious.… 

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Grilled Salmon Skewers with Honey and Lime

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Honey and Lime

These grilled salmon skewers with honey and lime are quick, easy, tasty and healthy. All you have to do is marinate the salmon chunks with honey and lime for 30 minutes, thread them onto skewers and toss them on the grill.

Sandwich Bread Tangzhong

Sandwich Bread With Tangzhong

I love crusty artisan bread but, once in a while, I enjoy a nice soft slice of sandwich bread with butter and jam or peanut butter and jelly. When I came across the tangzhong method on other blogs I was intrigued to see what all the fuss was about and decided to give it a try.

Blueberry Lemon Tartlets

Blueberry Lemon Tartlets

These blueberry lemon tartlets are the perfect summer mini desserts. Buttery and crumbly tart shells are filled with a creamy, tangy lemon curd and topped with juicy fresh blueberries. Each bite is bright and refreshing. The tart shells are made with pâte sablée, a sweet and rich French pastry perfect for tarts filled with custards,… 

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Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise In 30 Seconds

Mayonnaise is notoriously difficult to make. You start by whisking the egg yolks, a bit of mustard and lemon juice or vinegar. Then you pour in the oil  in a thin stream as you continue to beat rapidly. If you pour in the oil too fast  you will end up with a curdled, oily mixture…. 

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Fudgy Chocolate Cookies

Fudgy Chocolate Cookies- Flourless, Butterless

These fudgy chocolate cookies are rich, chocolaty and super chewy with a soft center and slightly crispy edges. They taste just like brownies. You won’t believe how easy it is to make them. No mixer is required, just stir together a few ingredients and bake for 12 minutes.

Watermelon Lime Granita

Watermelon Lime Granita

Nothing screams summertime like this sweet, light and refreshing watermelon granita. A granita is an Italian semi-frozen dessert that is very simple to make. You only need 3 ingredients: watermelon, lime juice and sugar. You puree everything in a blender then you freeze it. Every 30 minutes you scrape with a fork to create those ice… 

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Penne Arrabbiata

Penne All’Arrabbiata (Spicy Penne)

Penne all’arrabbiata is a dish that belongs to the Roman cooking tradition. “Arrabbiata” means angry, a name inspired by its hot, fiery taste. Arrabbiata sauce is really a basic tomato sauce with the addition of chili. It’s a very simple, quick recipe and you probably have all the ingredients at hand. You can make this… 

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Pretzel Buns

Pretzel Buns (Laugenbrot)

These pretzel buns or laugenbrot are a specialty in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  I can’t describe how delicious they are. They have a chewy, golden outer crust and a soft centre, just like a pretzel. Boiling the buns in a baking soda water bath prior to baking gives them their signature chewy crust. Traditionally the pretzels were… 

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Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

This frozen strawberry lemonade is sure to cool you off this summer! It’s so easy to make, full of fresh strawberries and bright, tart lemons. Not too sour or too sweet, just perfect! You can enjoy it with or without alcohol.  For a refreshing summer cocktail, substitute some of the water with your choice of… 

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Rosemary-Lemon Sea Salt

Rosemary-Lemon Sea Salt

Rosemary-lemon sea salt makes a wonderful addition to the kitchen as it can boost the flavor of any dish. It’s surprisingly simple to make. Combine the coarse sea salt, fresh rosemary and lemon zest in a food processor and pulse. Then spread the mixture on a baking sheet and let it dry in the oven. Transfer… 

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