Making Macarons

Alicia Froio’s Recipe for Making Macarons This recipe makes approximately 20 macarons. Tools Needed: KitchenAid Mixer, Baking Pans, Mixing Bowls, Spatula, Two Piping Bags Ingredients: Macaron Cookie: 1 cup of powdered sugar 3/4 cup almond flour 3 egg whites 1/2 cup sugar, granulated A pinch of salt Buttercream Filling 2 cups sugar, powdered 1/8 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup of butter Optional food colouring (or mashed sprinkles) Directions: Making the macarons: In the KitchenAid bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form (usingRead more

Recipe: Daniel Boulud’s Madeleines

After having spent a weekend in Paris, I decided I needed to bake something sweet and classic. I decided to order non-stick Madeleine pans off of Amazon and bake delicious Madeleines, a classic French treat. I used Daniel Boulud’s recipe featured below. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¾ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 large eggs ⅓ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon orRead more

Recipe: Cozy Winter Pot Roast

Pot roast is a delicious and healthy comfort food that is easy to make in a slow cooker. It is the perfect winter meal that allows you to sit back, drink some red wine, watch the snow fall, while it cooks for you and infuses your home with a delicious scent. Below is my recipe: Ingredients: 3-5 lb chuck roast 2 whole onions 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil, more for cooking chuck roast 7 whole carrots, peeled and halvedRead more

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one of everybody’s favorite holiday desserts. Below is my recipe: INGREDIENTS: Homemade pie crust ( use half recipe for Martha Stewart’s Pate Brisee) 3 large eggs 1 can of pure pumpkin 1 can of evaporated milk 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ginger Pinch of salt 1/4 teaspoon cardamom 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg DIRECTIONS: Add pie dough to 9 inch pan and crimp the edge with thumb.Read more

Recipe: Apple Pie

Fall is here and it is time to bake my favorite apple pie recipe! I learned to bake an apple pie from my college roommate. The recipe I always use is a hybrid of what she taught me and Martha Stewart’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie recipe. Ingredients: 12 Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced  2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cornstarch Pate Brisee (Pie Dough) – you can use Martha Stewart’s recipe or feel free to use a readyRead more

Recipe: Joël Robuchon Mashed Potatoes (Purée de Pommes de Terre Façon Joël Robuchon)

While all of Joël Robuchon’s dishes are eye candy, it his least assuming dish that is what earned him his first Michelin star and to this day is one of his most beloved dishes. His mashed potatoes (purée de pommes de terre) are simply divine. I found a recipe (http://www.slate.fr/story/67609/robuchon-puree-recette-secrets-de-cuisine) from French Slate magazine that closely resembles his famous dish and tried it out myself. The dish requires a food mill – I purchased one from Williams Sonoma and found itRead more