Cherry Clafoutis (aka Clafouti) is a classic rustic French baked custard. It’s a delightful and simple dessert made with fresh cherries.
The theme was set as seasonal spring baking. I was really excited about this one. It’s because it is for cookies and it is spring. I had the perfect inspiration: strawberries. Having them in cookies is a challenge because they are mostly water. Then I saw a way to oven dry them. It seemed simple […]
May is a magical month. Even northern areas are saying goodbye to snow and welcoming in beautiful spring weather. There are two very special days in the month. The first one is Moscato Day celebrating wonderful sweet wine that magically puts a smile on millions of faces as soon as they take their first sip. […]
There is a bonus award of the Academy Awards. That bonus one does not come with a statue. It comes with only recognition of a fashion choice. What was a simple walk into a venue has turned into an event all of its own. People are watching intensely to see the stars and what they […]
It has been the summer of the cherry. Well, at least it’s been that way here in Magnolialand. The inspiration sparked as soon as this year’s crop arrived at the store. They were simply spectacular; so sweet and juicy. I made several batches of cherries in syrup. Cakes, cocktails, and much more were baked, cooked, […]
The words are just not coming. It is a classic case of writer’s block. My mind is swarming with everything to come in the next week. Distractions happen in an instant. Checking email results in a stream of to-do’s. Nights are filled with dreams of that to-do list. It’s all good though. I’m not complaining, […]