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Macaron Gifts

Since my first attempt at making French macarons, I’ve made them twice more – same recipe (from my trusty MacarOn Café recipe book), but I altered the appearance for special occasions.
 

Earlier this year, I made confetti macarons for my friend’s birthday gift and another friend’s graduation gift, which were coincidentally around the same time. As I was browsing Pinterest one day, I stumbled across beautiful confetti macarons from Style Sweet CA. I borrowed the decoration idea because what’s more festive than confetti? Especially for celebrations like graduations and birthdays. The only step in the macaron process was to put some sprinkles …

 

Amish Friendship Bread

As much as I love to bake, I have never baked a loaf of bread before. The thought of yeast-proofing, dough-kneading, and dough-rising seemed pretty intimidating. Then on one fateful day, I came across the perfect opportunity to bake bread for the first time ever.
 
My friend recently passed the Amish Friendship Bread starter kit to me: about a cup-size amount of liquid batter stored inside a ziploc gallon bag, and a sheet of instructions. Similar to a chain letter, once a friend passes the bag to you, it’s your turn to add to it and then pass it on to more friends in …

 

More Pancakes, Please!

chocolate chip pancakes from recipegirl.com
Chocolate chip pancakes were always my breakfast of choice when I was a kid. The thought of light and fluffy pancakes with sweet chocolate and warm syrup makes my mouth water. Any flavor pancakes, from banana to blueberry to lemon-ricotta, are a delicious breakfast treat.
But when I eventually roll out of bed on Saturday morning, pancakes often seem like a hassle to prepare. So instead of letting the laziness take over and reaching for the cereal box, this little gadget will solve any pancake problems you might have.
pancake dispenser from chefscatalog.com
The Stainless Steel Pancake Dispenser with …

 

Waffle Day

This past Sunday was International Waffle Day (March 25). A waffle is batter or cake cooked in a waffle iron that results in a distinctive grid pattern. There are several varieties including American, Belgium, Hong Kong, Pandan (Vietnam), and Scandinavian. It can be enjoyed anytime of the day, most commonly for breakfast and dessert.

I celebrated the food holiday by enjoying Belgian liege waffles at Saus in Boston. Although known for the Belgian frites, Saus also serves a variety of other Belgian foods, including the liege waffle, known for its rectangular shape. I tried one with their homemade nutella topping and another …