Stepping Into the Fear of Failure: French Macarons

Yes, I LOVE to cook. Yes, there are things I am scared of that I talk myself out of trying. YES, One of them happens to be one of my FAVORITE delicacies in baking. But, with more time in the kitchen now than I have had since initially moving to NYC in 2004, I seriously…

Finding Mindfulness in a Baker’s Challenge: Cherry Cheese Babka

Babka. Twisty, messy, challenging, and adaptable…this sweet bread is a just reward (and metaphor) for enduring these first few weeks of 2021. So why NOT take this beautiful baked good on as a means to channel your energy? Full disclosure: this will 1. take approximately half of your day, 2. cause you to doubt your…

Understanding the right tools to use: Breadmaking

With so many products out there in the marketplace, alongside my ReClaiming project for 2021, I thought I would also reevaluate the tools that are applicable to the recipes I post. Bright idea? I hope! Most of us have SO much tucked away in the kitchen that, truthfully, we forget about most of it… (C’mon,…