{Chocolate Review}: Toffee Theory

image from Field Guide to Candy A few weeks back, I was invited to be a judge for TasteTV‘s Best Toffee in North America Competition. A whole boxful of toffees delivered to my door? Yes, please! Those of you who are curious about the difference between toffee, English toffees, and buttercrunch, feel free to see […]...

{Cookbook Review} CakeSpy Tour de Sweet

  Cupcakes, unicorns, and rainbows. Today I’m excited to be part of CakeSpy’s Tour de Sweet blog tour! Cakespy is one of my favorite sweet blogs – the adorable graphics and quirky fun recipes definitely make it one of the most distinctive sites out there. I love Cuppie the cupcake – his smiling face and […]...

Pierre Hermé, Macarons, and Me

Hello! I’m back from a week in sunny Florida, where it didn’t feel like fall at all. But I have a surprise side story: while I was there, I made a quick side trip to New York, and the 6th Star Chefs International Culinary Congress.  I didn’t intend to mix business with pleasure, but there […]...