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

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider

I found a delicious Fall apple cider recipe from Displaced Housewife: Ingredients: 11 medium apples, cored + quartered (gala, granny smith, honeycrisp) 6 cups of water 2 sticks of cinnamon 6 cloves 1 star anise juice of 1 lemon Instructions: Put your cored + quartered apples in your slow cooker. Cover with the water and add the cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise. Juice your lemon straight into the slow cooker and cover. Cook on high heat for 7 hours.Read more

Recipe: Candy Corn Peanut Butter Blondies

I found a great, festive recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod. This is great to make for kids as a Halloween treat – or really even for adults for any occasion. Below is the recipe for Candy Corn Peanut Butter Blondies. I made some adjustments to the recipe and noted the changes in this post. Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon bakingRead 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