Meringues. Delicious, Delicious Meringues.

You have NO idea how excited I am to share this post with you all. As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to tackle 2015 and¬†create desserts that I never had before, either because I was scared (I’m full on scared of yeast, let me tell you – it’s living, and it goes…

Popcorn Pudding

Happy 2015! One of my favorite things to do for the new year, honestly, is make resolutions. I love to sit down and think through what my goals are for the new year, and challenge myself – but in ways that aren’t too far off from being achievable. I used to include losing weight,¬†the annual…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

After eating half the batch directly out of the oven, I can tell you…these are good cookies. Really good.¬†These are so delightfully chewy, and covered in powdered sugar – is there anything better? Over the holidays I was working nonstop, but still managed to fit in a few baking sprees. This was one of the…

Bourbon Pecan Pie for the Holidays (Or Anytime!)

Hello! Goodness, it has been a long time since I blogged, but definitely not since I baked. For those that know I live in a country where we are facing an Ebola outbreak, let me say, it’s been crazy here…and so work has changed dramatically…and, I’m sure it goes without saying, gotten a lot busier….

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cupcakes

I’m not sure if you are like me and my friends, and have been watching Game of Thrones every single week, anticipating what’s next, and discussing for days on end why George R. R. Martin hates weddings and (based on the number of my favorite characters that have perished), I have to assume he also…

Salted Caramel Macaroons

What a delightful, delicious, and easy cookie. My friends recently hosted a party at their house, and I was asked to bring a savory food. Honestly, my mind went blank, and I couldn’t think of what I could do, other than purchase a pack of chips and make guacamole, which is basically against my religion….

Vanilla Spice Chai Cupcakes

So, I’ve done the inevitable, and taken a bit of time away from blogging, very unfortunately. Work has been super hectic, and right now where I’m based is facing an outbreak of ebola, which happens to rank among the top five things I never wanted to deal with in my life. But, I’m still here,…

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Valentine’s Day baking with red food coloring, anyone? Cream cheese is absolutely the most wonderful invention. Cheesecake has always been my favorite dessert in the whole world, and when I started baking I was elated to discover that cream cheese can be made into so many amazing desserts and pastries, and also, don’t forget, sushi….

Orange Chocolate Cupcakes with a Chocolate Buttercream

Um, yes. That’s right. Amazing. I’ve had this sort of longstanding craving for orange and chocolate for some time now, probably brought on by a friend sending me pictures of orange-flavored Lindt chocolates, that you can’t find here. But rather than let my cruel friend win, I decided to channel my cravings into what is…

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Even though I just returned from holiday in the US, I have to admit that I’m already majorly missing US food. We get this odd mix of food from the UK, US, Lebanon, China, FInland…really everywhere, but you never know what you will find at the grocery stores…and most of it’s super expensive. And sometimes…