baking

Etsy Love: Macaron Magic

Lately, I've been wanting to buy macarons. Not because I have a craving, or I want to give them as a gift...I just want to take pictures of them. Yah...I know it sounds weird but I have seen the most gorgeous photos of macarons and I want to give it a try! I've almost ran out to Pix to get some...but I decided to head to Etsy for some inspiration first! My dear friend, Amy referred me to the beautiful work of Havilah...a local Portland photographer! Her Etsy shop - dearmachine has some lovely images! Check out these delightful photographs of this most famous French cookie...

So pretty right? I love that something so simple as a baked good can look so special. Almost as enchanting as a cupcake...

xo,

 

p.s. want to try making them yourself? here's a recipe from Martha. ;)

 

all images via dearmachine

Birthday treat - Chocolate Bread Pudding

Today was my hubby's birthday, so Grace and I decided to make him his favorite dessert - Bread Pudding! We had a blast putting it all together and it tasted fantastic. We are quite the team in the kitchen!

The best part about the recipe - it's from Cooking Light so it's not super loaded with fat!

Here is it.

xo,

Ivy