Cream Puffs, Profiteroles, Pâte à Choux oh my!

I love this recipe and it works every time! After trying a few others from the internet I finally found one that is near fool-proof. Choux pastry is finicky, the smallest details can affect the shape and how it rises. Check out this recipe from the Tummy Train here!

Feel free to double this recipe if you want two trays but for me, it made around 16 decent size choux shells.

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Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream that will change your life!

I have a handful of vegans in my life and this recipe has helped me not only by giving me something to make, but it also really impresses the dedicated vegans who have tried their fair share of vegan dessert recipes. Shout-outs to The Minimalist Baker blog, see their website and link for this recipe here!
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Baking Contest Recipes!

Watch me in action on my Instagram here!
Sorry for the delay on this post! For those of you that followed my Facebook Holiday Baking Contest, these are the recipes that inspired me! I would highly recommend all of them except potentially the shortbread (might have been my error in how I mixed the butter). They are great base recipes so feel free to give them your own little twists and flavours. TheSimmeringPot approved and tested!
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Italian Feast!

Conceptualizing food ahead of time always leads to the best meal. I love a good theme or concept that I can use to inspire a menu. Whether I get it from a cookbook, or a magazine or just daydream about it, it can be magic when you execute the vision for your guests.

A friend of mine, whom I met at a breadmaking cooking class was coming over for dinner so I wanted to come up with a theme for the dinner. I love eating Italian food so I thought I could play around with some flavours in the Mediterranean realm.

I had some leftover risotto from my previous video post here so I thought about how I could repurpose it. Initially I wanted to do arancini because YUM, but it was going to be Continue reading “Italian Feast!”

Can we talk about how good this season of Top Chef is?!?!

It’s no secret that I am a MASSIVE fan of this show. I can confidently say that I haven’t missed a season, regular or all-stars, or even the Masters versions of this show. These chefs are no joke. Some of the challenges they throw at them are pure evil….entertainment.

This season brings us to beautiful Colorado (pushes aside hanging smoke), and I must say, I’m learning a lot about the place.

SPOILER ALERT: I may discuss details about episodes you haven’t watched yet so proceed with caution.

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