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French Pear Tart

French Pear Tart

from CaffeIna

Don't miss the first part of my Pear Trilogy: French Pear Tart. This is a Dorie Greenspan recipe, and as always, it did not fail me - in fact it contains the best crust recipe ever!

Story and Recipe: French Pear Tart

iBooster App Icon Cookies

iBooster App Icon Cookies

from Pattycake

I'm very excited to announce that Patty and I recently launched our very first iPhone app! To celebrate, Patty made these adorable little chocolate spice shortbread cookies in the shape of the icon. The app is called iBooster and it's designed to help boost confidence. Even if you don't have an iPhone you can still get a boost from the cute little smiles that she stencilled onto these yummy cookies. :)

Story and directions: What's simple, sweet and gives you a boost?

Day of the Dead Skull Cookies

Day of the Dead Skull Cookies

from Pattycake

Patty devised these super cute skull cookies to celebrate "Día de los Muertos", a very important traditional holiday in Mexico when families and friends gather to remember loved ones who have passed away. They were almost as much fun to eat as they were to make! 

Story and directions: Day of the Dead Skull Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If you're like Adriana, a super-busy grad student/TA, you know that baking is not only good for stress relief, it also provides much needed fuel for busy little you.

"I'm sure you'll love it. Lots of oats, whole wheat flour, bananas and the kick of chocolate chips. Mixed and baked in an hour... Too easy not to make."

Of course the best stuff to bake when you're busy thinking so much is quick and easy healthy stuff, brain food, like this portable banana bread. I swear this is how I got through university too!

Story and Recipe: Banana chocolate chip oatmeal bread and teaching

Raspberry, Blueberry & Pistachio Cream Tartelette

Raspberry, Blueberry & Pistachio Cream Tartelette

In this stunning ode to summer berries, Christelle rises to the challenge issued to 6 supremely talented French food bloggers by Miss Griottes, to bake and photograph their interpretation of the ultimate Raspberry Blueberry Tart. Judging by the photos I think this could be the one!

Story (in French): Tartelettes framboises, myrtilles... et un bien joli projet!

Rustic Lemon & Almond Tart

Rustic Lemon & Almond Tart

I love the story behind this elegant tangy tart (or torte) made with wholesome delicious almond flour, corn flour and olive oil, and crowned with fresh berries. Beautiful, delicious, healthy, and gluten-free too. :)

Story and recipe: Rustic Lemon Tart

Quick and Easy Study Break Cookies

Quick and Easy Study Break Cookies

Robin bakes these when she needs a break from her college studies: "These chocolate chip cookies are dense and fluffy, can be made in 30 minutes, and don't require an electric mixer. Plus, they're absolutely delicious!"

Story and Recipe: The Ones that Replaced Break-n-Bake

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

Adriana recommends reading and eating these awesome cookies: "My roommate claims they are the best cookies he's ever eaten. They have oats and chocolate chips and crunchy hazelnuts. They smell like heaven... Plus they are made with whole wheat flour, which means they are healthy, right? right!"

Story and Recipe: Chocolate chip hazelnut cookies and summer reads

Easy Heart Cupcakes

Easy Heart Cupcake Decorations

from CaffeIna

Sara enjoys a week of celebrations and shares these pretty vanilla cupcakes with us: "Super easy heart shape decoration for cupcakes. You can use any cupcake and frosting flavor that you like. The important thing is that you don't need to be a super expert in cupcakes decorations to be able to surprise your beloved ones with these adorable cupcakes!"

Story and recipe: I heart cupcakes

Fall-Themed Wedding Shower Cake

Fall-Themed Wedding Shower Cake

Michelle makes a lasting impression with this stunning 2-tiered white cake - with chocolate-hazelnut ganache filling and vanilla buttercream, topped with fall-themed fondant details - for a wedding shower. How deliciously romantic!

Story: Fall-Themed Wedding Shower Cake