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Dorie Greenspan Chocolate Chestnut Tart on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Chocolate Chestnut Tart with Vanilla Chestnut Syrup

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is one that works well with the festive season and is the sort of sweet treat you might expect to find in a beautiful French pâtisserie. Chestnuts always say “Christmas” to me and here, they are nestled in a rich chocolate ganache encased in a sweet, short pastry crust. […]

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Egg macarons with cream cheese lemon curd filling on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Making macarons, (always) a work in progress

If you’d told me five years ago to apply to a campaign where I would commit to making, photographing and posting about macarons during the busy holiday season, I would have told you to rethink that plan. But here I am, six years after publishing my first (disastrous) attempt at making macarons on my own […]

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Dorie Greenspan stained glass cookies from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Les Petits Chefs make Dorie Greenspan’s Stained Glass Cookies

Any Petits Chefs session that starts out with candies in Ziploc bags and rolling pins to crush them is bound to be popular! This week the boys helped me out with my Tuesdays with Dorie assignment. Actually when I saw that one of this month’s recipes was stained glass cookies (we’re allowed to choose which […]

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Easy puff pastry desserts for the holidays on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Easy desserts (and some tips!) for holiday entertaining

Around this time of year everyone’s “to do” lists start to get longer and the days seem to run out of hours faster and faster. Many people are planning their holiday parties or holiday meals with family and friends and ovens seem to be on most of the day. There are cookie exchanges and class […]

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Champagne cupcakes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Butter celebrates! (and champagne cupcakes!)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, you might remember I’ve baked from the Butter Baked Goods cookbook a few times.  The first book from Rosie Daykin of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver features over 100 recipes for classic baked goods.  I made the ‘no fail’ marshmallows, gorgeous pumpkin chocolate chip blondies […]

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Dorie Greenspan pear and cranberry roll up tart for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Pear Cranberry Roll Up Tart

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is an unassuming looking dessert. It’s basically ingredients for a fruit galette rolled up to make a kind of Danish fruity roll – sort of like these Sara Lee treats from my childhood. The recipe is pretty easy – Dorie’s “go-to” galette dough filled with pears, cranberries and some […]

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