Rosewater Macarons

Macarons are one of those quintessential desserts I associate with French patisserie display cases, where the various pastel colored cookies are lined up in perfect rows and exude happiness through the store windows since they’re colorful, perfectly bite sized, and create a window display which has the aesthetic of a Wes Anderson film (or at…

Banoffee Pie

This is one of the best pies I’ve ever eaten. I’m not kidding. Banoffee pie, a pie layered with a sticky toffee filling, bananas, and cream, was first developed in 1971 at The Hungry Monk Pub in East Sussex, England. It is a common dessert in England, but not so prevalent in the States, which…

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

The funny thing about New Year’s resolutions is they tend to be forgotten by mid-January. The standard “I’m going to stop eating sugar and desserts” resolution (God bless you if you actually stick to it) is worth breaking for this peanut butter cup cheesecake. My brother’s birthday was last week and he requested a cheesecake instead…

Raspberry Eclairs

When 50 degree weather, rain, and closed ski mountains have become the norm this month, the dreary days need a bit of brightening up. These raspberry eclairs do the trick. Not only do they look impressive, but they taste just as good as they look (so said my friend who ate a bunch last night). They…