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As I’ve mentioned before, my Mom didn’t let us have junk food in the house. And I mean EVER. I think once we were allowed Cinnamon Toast Crunch to have as dessert but that’s pretty much it. In hindsight, I’m so thankful for her diligence, but at the time I was pretty bummed about it.
I receive a lot of questions about me and my blog. I thought it would be fun to collectively gather some questions I have been asked so you can get to know me better and maybe find some of the stuff useful for you. Q: What made you start this blog? A: I have always loved to cook/bake and came from a mom who is an AMAZING cook. People were always asking for both mine and my mom's recipes, and instead of always emailing them out, I decided to start storing them on a blog so they were accessible to all my friends and family. Q: Where did you come up with the name "Chef in Training"?
To make the macarons: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar and ground almonds. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip egg whites with salt on medium speed until foamy.
When I used to bake and decorate wedding and birthday cakes, I would use different types of frosting depending on who was eating the cake. Most wedding cakes were frosted in egg based recipes such as Italian or French meringue but for children’s cakes or cupcakes I usually frost cakes in American buttercream frosting. Made with powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and milk, this is a basic, easy recipe for classic vanilla buttercream frosting. This frosting works great for spreading on cakes, cupcakes, and/or for decorating. Some frosting recipes will call for shortening.
8 oz Square Mason Jars AND Daisy Cut Pewter Lids - CASE of 12 THE JAR makes the cutest primitive candle and very popular now as drinking glasses at parties! 3 1/2 tall x 3" wide at sides about 3 5/16" across the corners and a 2 3/8" opening with Standard Mason jar threads.
As you all know, we are in LOVE with macarons!! We hope you had a chance to read our previous posts about the history of the French Macaron! Could macarons be the new cupcake? Part 1 Could macarons be the new cupcake? Part 2 Now we want to share with you HOW to make French Macarons.
I love giving thoughtful homemade gifts to friends and family. I especially love it when the gift is fun to make and frugal to buy. So when I discovered the delicious and super cute world of goodies in a jar, I decided to put a lid on it and bake up a batch of pie in a jar. I’ve written about jarred gifts before in 8 Homemade Gifts in a Jar — so check it out if you’re less into pastry and more into mixes in a jar. Pie in a jar is just that — it’s a small single serving of fruit pie made and baked in a tiny mason jar.
Inn Brooklyn recipe - Wildfox inspiration for artists - Inspiration for artists from Wildfox CoutureHerb Citrus Cordial (makes 4-5 pints) Ingredients: 6 cup sugar Zest of 6 citrus, in large pieces of peel 4 cups fresh citrus juice 2 cup water 8 cups loosely packed fresh basil or 2 cups lavender or 20 stalks of rosemary or some other herb you want to cordialize.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven. Cheesecake stuffed strawberries….how have I not made these before?! I’m serious.