Monthly Archives: November 2009

Introducing: The All American Pecan Macaron with Caramel Filling

Ingredients Makes about 30 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 cups (4 ounces) PECANS in lieu of the traditional almonds, Costco item of the day! 3 large egg whites, room temperature 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla … Continue reading

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French Cashew Macarons a la Jessica – Espresso

Happy Sunday!  Cloudy skies here in Corte Madera with 60F high and 43F low.  What does that mean for another batch of macarons? The recipe for French Cashew Macarons  a la Jessica – Espresso follows my original macaron recipe with … Continue reading

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French Cashew Macarons Easy as Pie

Good morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  As of late, I’ve been reading and seeing French Macarons on various food sites and was finally intrigued to read a few recipe versions.  Wow, these are what we call SILVANAS back in … Continue reading

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Pecan Crumble Topping

My version of a tried and true recipe that never disappoints. Topping for Apple Tart, Pecan Tart, Sweet Potato Souffle, Banana Cake…Oh, endless possibilities. Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Not Dark Enough

Someone has to stop baking!  There should be a ban on baking starting now.  Let’s get rid of these cookies fast…

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Esteban Restaurant at the Casa Munras Hotel

Staying at Casa Munras successfully kept us away from the tourist crowd.  Historic Casa Munras is located in the picturesque coastal town of Monterey – right in the heart of Old-Town.  Find Esteban Restaurant on site, offering tapas and Spanish-inspired cuisine. … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Pecan Tartlets

The Little Dude requested pecan tartlets and since I cannot find his Ate Jamie’s original recipe, I tried good old memory! Cream Cheese Crust – Makes Five (5) Dozens Ingredients 2 8-oz. packages of Philly Cream Cheese, softened 2 sticks … Continue reading

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