A Crunch for Your Coffee Break: Perfect Almond Biscotti

A few years ago, I went on a biscotti-hunting expedition. I wanted to find the truly perfect recipe for a crunchy, light, flavorful biscotti. I tried recipes with honey, recipes with whole wheat flour, recipes with whipped egg whites, etc. etc. but then I found the key to a beautiful biscotti : a bit of fat….

Women Who Inspire Me: Karen Juino, Cake Decorator Extraordinaire

I’ve said it several times before, but I’ll say it again: my family is full of talented ladies. I’ve told you all about my fashionable granny, and now I want to tell you about my older sister, Karen, the artist. I have to admit that I was an extremely annoying little sister. A real brat….

Overnight Mango-Ginger Donuts

Fried dough comes in a variety of different shapes, flavors and names. But no matter what you call it, it’s fantastic. I’ve eaten alot of donuts in my life, as I’m sure many Americans have. It was always a Sunday morning tradition to go to the local Piggly Wiggly supermarket and pick up a huge…

Celebrating a New Year with Champagne Mousse

So many reasons to celebrate this new year with an elegant and festive champagne mousse. Some are small reasons (I bought a new cat-print dress) and some are big reasons (I graduated pastry school!) Kelly Poindexter, the pastry chef…no, no scratch that – the world’s BEST pastry chef! Hey, a girl can dream, no? So,…