Another Croquembouche: Gluten and Dairy Free Coconut Macaroons

So I’m sure you noticed that the recipe for croquembouche (found here) uses a ton of egg yolks, leaving you with a ton of egg whites! What to do? Well, I found the perfect solution: make a batch of these extremely easy and quick coconut macaroons. It takes no time at all, and even little kids could whip up this recipe!

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Merry Christmas: Croquembouche

Merry belated Christmas! (Can you say that? Or do you just say “I hope you had a merry Christmas”? Hm.) Anyway… after seeing croquembouche on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship and on Fox’s MasterChef Junior, I decided to take a try at making this Christmas tree-resembling, fancy French dessert. (Did you know that croquembouche literally means “cracks in the mouth” because of the crunchy, delicious caramel?) I love profiteroles, I love eclairs, and I love anything cream puff-like, so I decided croquembouche would be the perfect dessert to present as the last course of our fancy Christmas feast. It was surprisingly easy to make, and extremely delicious! Next year during the holidays, I urge to make this show-stopping, stunning dessert that I like to call, the leaning tower of cream puffs!

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Happy Birthday: Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake

Ah, cookies… Those buttery, dense, morsels of awesomeness. But they’re so tiny! What about super-sizing these delicious flavor-bombs? Wouldn’t that be even more awesome?! I think so, and of course, you should think so as well. That’s why I have created a Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake, packed with sprinkles, white chocolate, and vanilla (not to mention the fluffy and creamy vanilla buttercream on top)! This is perfect for any occasion, any season, but especially perfect for someone’s birthday! And what’s more, it is ridiculously easy to make! So let’s get baking!

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Tis the Season: Completely Customizable Gingerbread Houses

Oh how I love Christmas and the holidays! Weeks of relaxation and happiness, filled with warm spices, the smell of pine, Christmas music, and holiday cheer. We have recently decked out our Christmas tree, strung with colorful lights, filled with many homemade ornaments, and topped with an angel. This year I decided to try something new, something festive, something fun. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is creating gingerbread houses. Oh, and not those lame gingerbread houses made from graham crackers, oh no. And not just one, but eight. That’s right: I decided to throw a gingerbread house making party, full of real gingerbread, fondant, royal icing, and candies galore.

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Fresh Out of the Oven: Giant Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie

What could be more comforting than a warm, crispy-edged, fluffy-centered, chocolate-infused, giant chocolate chip cookie? Especially now that the weather has turned crisp and cool, there could be nothing better than a warm, sweet morsel of ultimate deliciousness to celebrate the holidays! This cookie takes no time to make and is foolproof. So preheat that oven, slip on your slippers, wrap yourself in a blanket, and get baking!

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