The Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart

A long time fan of ispahan and admirer of French pastries, I had to take advantage of being in Paris a few months ago and try one of Pierre Hermé’s famous ispahan macarons! Here are a couple more fun snaps from our time in Paris.  Italy photos to come soon!  The Palace of Versailles was one of … Continue reading “The Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart”

Sweet Tart Crust (Pâte Sablée)

I failed at making a chocolate caramel pretzel tart a couple of months ago, and, while tasty, it might be the second ugliest thing I’ve ever made, just after those Apricot Pistachio Squares.  I had extra ingredients so I made minis of the tart (as shown below), and it’s not so noticeable. But once I took … Continue reading “Sweet Tart Crust (Pâte Sablée)”

Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake

In celebration of Shirley’s birthday last month, we decided to do a potluck/wine tasting. Shirley, Spencer, Leslie, Tri, Kevin, and I contributed wine from our favorite vineyards, and everyone brought something for dinner. I volunteered to do dessert, and an ice cream cake seemed like a great idea to cool us off in the midst of … Continue reading “Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake”

Mario Batali’s Porcini-Rubbed Rib-Eye

For Valentine’s Day (YES…still backlogged!), I was charged with making dinner for Kevin and I, and wanted to make something a  little out of the ordinary.  I remember really being wowed by the porcini-rubbed delmonico that I had at a work dinner at The Capital Grille a couple of years ago.  After some googling, I … Continue reading “Mario Batali’s Porcini-Rubbed Rib-Eye”

Furikake Chex Mix

In thinking about some of my posts from the last year, I realized that I have really just gotten all about the food and less about…anything else!  Time to sit, reflect, and put pen to paper has definitely dissipated greatly but I fully intend to get back into it and soon! But for now, another … Continue reading “Furikake Chex Mix”