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Celebrating Julia Child: Madeleines 2

Celebrating Julia Child: Madeleines

One hundred years ago, on August 15, 1912, Julia Carolyn McWilliams was born in Pasadena, California.  Baby Julia would grow up to be Julia Child, whose professional life would be dedicated to cuisine.  With the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, she successfully brought the wonder of French cuisine to the United States.  The first televised cooking series,...

Millions of Peaches, Peaches for Pie! 2

Millions of Peaches, Peaches for Pie!

When I moved to the South two years ago, I was excited by the promise of wonderful southern peaches.  While over the years I had eaten delicious northern-grown peaches from the nearby orchards in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, the lure of the southern peach was undeniable.  Two years in the South, and I have had some absolutely succulent peaches.  Fragrant and...

It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding Dress: Heart-Shaped Wedding Dress and Tuxedo Cookies 9

It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding Dress: Heart-Shaped Wedding Dress and Tuxedo Cookies

Despite the fact that I own upwards of 500 cookie cutters, when I decided to make wedding-themed cookies for an engagement party I decided to forgo the wedding cake and dress cutters and opt for the simple heart shape.  I had initially wanted to use my tuxedo and wedding dress stencils, but the cutter made a cookie larger than I...