Elegant Almond Tuiles

Also known as tuilles. These wafers are dainty. They are scrumptious. They are pretty. They are crispy. They are delectable. They are just one more word, oh so delicious! Okay, I know that was more than one word. I just couldn’t resist adding the ‘oh so’ :). These lovelies originate from France and does that surprise me at all? This wonderful nation is known for all kinds of elegant pastries, sweets, and desserts. So if I were to mark these tiles, which is what tuiles mean, they passed with top marks on elegance, richness, sweetness, and crispiness. I thought I won’t have any photos to show you as my husband was so taken to these wafers, they rapidly disappeared from the plate ūüôā

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Gentleman’s Suit Cake Pictures

I made this gorgeous cake last week and I truly enjoyed every moment of decorating it. It is a two tier cake made up¬†of a chocolate square cake under and a vanilla round cake on top. Only if, they can stay that way and not be cut. Hmmm. Well, it would just defeat the purpose of it being called a cake, right? ūüôā

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Choc Chip & Nut Cookies

Today, I will be sharing with you a really great {in my opinion} recipe for¬†chocolate and nut cookies. For me, I love my snacks¬†crispy and crunchy. In fact, if it’s got¬†a crunch or makes a sound when eaten, there is¬†every¬†likelihood that I will love it. If you like yours all soft, then¬†watch out for the variation of this recipe in its soft and gooey glory.

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The Making of My Birthday Cake

Yesterday, I was busy crafting my birthday cake which was a¬†fun time for me and my¬†family. I had an idea of what the inside was going to look like because I was inspired by a cake made by Yolanda Gampp of How to Cake It. It is a checkerboard cake made of pink, green and yellow vanilla cakes. However, I wasn’t so sure of what the outside was to look like except I wanted it to have a mixture of the same colours I used inside the cake. After a bit of time thinking and imagining, here is what I came up with. A marbled cascading petals fondant cake with checkerboard layers inside.¬†

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Mixed nuts & Pumpkin seeds Granola cereal

Granola cereals are quite expensive. They usually come in ‘not too big’ boxes like what you find in Crunchy nut and co. and they are way pricier than them. This reason plus the fact that I wanted to be the one deciding how much sugar goes into my cereal made me go hunting for granola recipes that work. After some looking around,¬†I found one here and tweaked it by adding some ingredients to my own liking.¬†

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Banana & Orange Smoothie

Hmm, yummy! I can still remember sipping my cold banana & orange smoothie on a hot summer afternoon last week. What a way to enjoy the summer days. Relaxing with family on weekends, whether by setting up the paddling pool for the kids or by having a quiet picnic in the garden. All I know is that summertime is great, not to say that other seasons are bad, though :). It’s just that waking up on a bright day with the sun already up and shining its glory on the earth is truly great. All of a sudden, you have the energy to do so many things, the yearn to try out recipes such as this one that would immediately¬†give you the sense of being on holiday even though, you’re just right in your sitting room :).

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Homemade Dinner Bread Rolls

Dinner rolls. Does that mean they can only be eaten for dinner? Hmmm, well we actually ate these on a nice Saturday morning. So, why are they called dinner rolls and not breakfast rolls? I don’t know exactly but call them whatever you like and eat them whenever you like. All that matter is that they are oh so soft, delicious and not too difficult to make :). I hope you enjoy them¬†as much as we did.

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