Croquembouche

A tower of profiteroles, filled with caramel pastry cream, held together with caramelized sugar and garnished with a snowfall of powdered sugar. The first time I saw a croquembouche, I was amazed. The dramatic presence of it just blew me away. I knew one day I would have to make this decadent tower of deliciousness. […]

Peppermint Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Crisp peppermint-flavored meringue baked with chocolate chunks and peppermint candy. I started making meringue cookies for the holidays because I wanted to use up leftover egg whites from eggnog. Every year I switch up the flavors, and this year I chose to use chocolate and peppermint. These cookies are light and crisp, like eating a […]

Gingerbread Linzer Cookies

Spiced molasses pecan cookies with homemade cranberry jam. You can’t have the holidays without gingerbread. Normally, I make chewy gingerbread cookies (my favorite), but this year I switched it up a bit. I took regular linzer cookies, added pecans, spices, and some molasses. Sandwiched the cookies around homemade cranberry jam for a tasty spiced jam-filled […]