The Chef happily slaved away in the kitchen today so that this neglected blog could get a fresh post of sweetness. He pulled out his mother’s favorite recipes–a strawberry pretzel salad dessert and the ever-so-coveted brownie toffee bars. They’re only seen at Christmas time around these parts. Though I believe the Coasties he cooks for might see them at least monthly. Can’t be for sure though. The leftovers never seem to make their way home.
Then out of the wild blue yonder he unexpectedly whips up an almond macaron batter! Without hesitation I ran to the cupboard, shuffled around in the top cabinet behind what remains of my last few boxes of Twinings Thé Vanille to find my dear Ladurée Marie Antoinette tea. He knew all along what he was going to make. A pastel aqua blue cookie with a perfectly perfumed tea infused buttercream… my heart melted. He seriously knows how to read my mind before I even know what I’m thinking.
So without further ado… servez-vous to the sweetness of this Sunday.
Interested in one of these recipes? Send us a message, we’ll be happy to pass along.
Oh my goodness! It all looks so divine and decadent!
When you live over 5k miles from a Laduree you do what ya have to 😉 You’re so lucky to live within walking distance. I miss it.
Thanks for stopping by the blog.
Oh you poor thing, I’d send you some by post, but they wouldn’t survive the trip. Best remedy is to learn to make them! Do you know how??
Husband (the Chef) is getting pretty darn good at making them. He just needs to perfect the flavorings!
The photos look awesome and food looks delicious. Could you forward all the recipes including the drink. We just got back from Puerto Rico and have a nice bottle of rum to use:) Best to you both.
Hi Maurine! Back from Puerto Rico…I guess you both were escaping the brutal Maine winter. We will be there next week!!!! Can’t wait to see snow.
The drink is actually something Matt discovered in Maine. I think it’s called a dark and stormy?? I’ll get ya the recipe.
I will look forward to seeing your blog on your trip to Maine.
Your Paris trip friend Madeleine was just in my office & we were talking about you. So I pulled up your blog from my email. Love the pictures of lusciousness! She says I need to friend you on FB so please friend me back! I would love the strawberry pretzel recipe…not likely to attempt macarons! Although your pics & the Martha Stewart cover do create a longing for Laudree! June!!
Hi Debe! I friend-ed you back 😉 So you’re off to Paris in June? How fabulous! I’m sure miss Madeleine has filled you in on all the must see places, if it’s your first time.
I’ll forward the strawberry pretzel salad recipe on to ya once I get home and ask the Chef!
Thanks for visiting the blog…do share with all your friends.