Tag Archives: Party Favors

Macaron Gifts

Since my first attempt at making French macarons, I’ve made them twice more – same recipe (from my trusty MacarOn Caf√© 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 …

 

Autumn Apples

from pumpkinfarm.com
October is here, and with it comes the smell of fresh, crisp air, the beautiful colors of changing foliage, and the sound of crows cawing. Pumpkin and apple picking are in full swing for the autumn season. And what better way to sweeten those freshly picked apples then to coat them in candy!
Caramel apples are a traditional fall-time favorite. The sticky sweetness brings back memories of my mother melting caramel in a double-boiler over the stove so that my sister and I could dip our apple slices into the warm, silky candy.
hammacher schlemmer candy apple maker from westpennjournal.com
The Caramel …

 

Gift A Gadget

Holiday shopping season is well underway, and I know for some of us the most dreaded part of it all is pushing past the bargain hunters only to wait in never-ending lines at the register so we can purchase presents that we’re not even sure our friends and family will actually appreciate.
shop till you drop!
This year, why not forget all that nonsense and look outside the gift box?
The answer: gift a cooking gadget!
One of my most memorable gifts as a child was an Easy Bake Oven when I was about ten years old. The notion that I could make something …