Lemon Madeleines


I can remember the first time I had a Madeleine. My aunt took my parents, my now husband (then fiancé) and I to the French restaurant, Chez Lucienne in Harlem. After we dined on mussels and pomme frites, the waiter brought out this basket of what looked like little cakes dusted with confectioners sugar. The aroma that emanated from the…

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Williams-Sonoma Nonstick Madeleine Pan


The French Madeleine is the perfect little bite of cake. A little crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. To make the perfect Madeleine, you need to either eat one from a great pastry chef in Paris or make them at home using the perfect Madeleine pan. Williams-Sonoma makes the perfect one. Williams-Sonoma’s Madeleine pan is…

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Pear Cheese Tart


I love cakes and brownies, but I really, really love fruit desserts. I make apple pie year-round, not just during Thanksgiving. When summer comes, and all the varieties of fresh fruits hit the market, fruit tarts are on the menu at my house! For this recipe, I decided to use pears. I usually eat pears raw, but a cooked pear…

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Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic and Thyme


Tomatoes are one of the great vegetables that can be found year round.                 Well, technically they’re a fruit, but we eat them like a vegetable. In the summertime, you can pick some fresh from a farmers market, chop them up and add onions, fresh basil, and balsamic on a baguette for a bruschetta. You can also use chopped tomatoes with…

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Aluminized Steel Brownie Bite Pan


If you’re hosting a dinner or having a gathering, you want your desserts to look spectacular, whether it’s a fabulous creme brûlée or a simple fruit bowl. If you’re making brownies, one way to bring out the “cute” factor and make them look sophisticated is to bake them individually. USA Pan makes a great brownie pan that you can use…

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Be Creative!


Blogging is very new to me. It’s only been about a month, and I am really loving it.  I love to create and come up with new ideas for Flatlays, find and share delicious recipes, and share my opinions for different Products. I also love to get feedback. It helps to improve on what I do. If there’s something that…

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Roasted Winter Vegetables


Summer is not the only time of the year to get really delicious fresh vegetables. There are many vegetables that are grown for the fall and winter. If you roast them in the oven instead of boiling or sautéing them on top of the stove, they become browned and caramelized and bring out a deep, rich flavor. I like to…

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Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! 2017 was a great year of accomplishments and triumphs, but it is soon coming to an end. We welcome 2018 with open arms. This is a new opportunity to start over, start something new, or to begin a different chapter in your life. This is the first chapter in a 365 page book. Make it a good…

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Oval Tree Bark Server


Anytime we have guests over, especially during the holidays, I always make a cheeseboard. A while ago, when I was shopping at Homegoods, I came across the absolute perfect board. It looked as if it was recently sliced right from a great oak tree, bark and all. It was the Acacia Oval Tree Bark Server by Lipper International. The Oval…

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Nordic Ware Pro Cast Multi Mini Bundt Pan


I love to use different shaped pans for baking.  They can give your desserts an elegant and elevated look.  The Pro Cast Multi Mini Bundt Pan by Nordic Ware not only will give your cakes and other desserts a unique shape, but they are small in size.  When you use this pans, you can give everyone at your dinner party…

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