I once spent a week in Dublin, Ireland and visited the Guinness Storehouse, a museum dedicated to the history and traditions of Guinness beer. The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s number one visitor attraction and it earns the title for good reason. We started the self-led tour of the Guinness Storehouse by learning about the brewing processes through interactive
For the next stop on the Rice Pudding Around the World series, we’re headed to the Philippines… When asked about my favorite cities and countries around the world, my two answers are Paris and the Philippines. Paris is a given, but my response of the Philippines is often met with a bit of surprise. A few years ago I studied
There are a few kitchen tasks that I absolutely dread doing: peeling and deveining shrimp, cutting brussels sprouts, trimming sugar snap peas, and peeling fava beans are a few that come to mind. Usually, it’s those menial, repetitive processes that take all day and bore you out of your mind. But, there are also things that
I had my 5th birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. I don’t remember too much about it except that Chuck E Cheese provided a birthday cake for the kids to decorate. At some point during the party, a server brought out a plain white frosted cake with several cups of different colored sprinkles and various tubes of icing
Chocolate Ganache just sounds good. Would you rather have chocolate icing or chocolate ganache? I’d go for the ganache.
Just a little glimpse into my weekend baking. I made these Chocolate & Peanut Butter Mousse Cupcakes for my friend Michelle’s bridal shower today. They were a big hit with all of the guests. They were inspired by my co-worker Tasha who made a similar version a few weeks ago using chocolate pearls and more