The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

September 4, 2012
by Melissa
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Macaron mania!

My husband and I came back from our trip to Paris in April with an obsession for macarons. Prior to our trip, I had tried macarons from a few different places here in the U.S. and I’d even made my … Continue reading

May 6, 2012
by Melissa
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The best French macarons in France?

Before we ever set foot in Paris, I knew that we would be headed to two famous French pastry shops, Pierre Hermé and Ladurée, to sample French macarons. Just in case you haven’t tried a French macaron yet, they are … Continue reading

August 3, 2011
by Melissa
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It’s August. It’s hot. Make yourself some ice cream sandwiches.

It’s August in the United States and it’s hot just about everywhere. My solution for beating the August heat? Ice cream sandwiches. Preferably with homemade ice cream and homemade chocolate chip cookies. But if you don’t bake or don’t make … Continue reading

March 26, 2011
by Melissa
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Oatmeal cookies. Raisins not included.

I was not a fan of oatmeal cookies as a child and avoided them for a good chunk of my early adulthood. In those days, if you mentioned oatmeal cookies, I automatically assumed you meant oatmeal raisin cookies as my … Continue reading