28 posts by Leigh

Guest Feature: A Very Sweet Day With Friends

It was our last year of college, Spring Break of ‘99. My friends and I stepped off the plane in Panama City, FL to find sunshine, beaches, and assorted Rice Krispie Treats as far as the eye could ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: California Carrot Cake Muffins

There’s no turning back now. What’s done is done. The seeds have been planted! After much discussion about the ideal time to plant carrot seeds last winter, Make and Taste Founder Nicole and I ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Clafoutis Aux Mûres Blackberry Flan

What do you get when you cross a blackberrry muffin, vanilla flan, and a pancake…with a 3-year old? Tiny flour handprints all over the kitchen? Yes, and a few footprints too. But you also get a ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Mini Raspberry Pop Tarts

The summer of ‘17 is in full swing, and my little girl and I have the freedom to choose our morning and afternoon activities. “J’ai la pêche,” is a popular expression in French that indica... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Puff Pastry Sticky Buns

“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.” Ellen DeGeneres. We all have mornings like this, when the mood strikes for something homemade, sweet, and ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Homemade Berry Gummies – The Power Of Three

It’s good to be three. Three year olds have a flair for finding fun in every situation. They are masters of turning lemons into lemonade. Rain or shine, three year olds just want to have a good ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Chocolate Layer Cake With Coffee Buttercream & Chocolate Ganache

It was the summer of ‘72, the year of Bell Bottom jeans and “American Pie.” My parents were young 20-somethings, just married, and renting their first one-bedroom apartment in California. Dad ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Coconut Bird Nest Cupcakes – Art Imitates Life

‘Tis Spring! After months of cold, spring reopens the window to motivation and creativity. Pastel petals adorn the trees and sidewalks. Spring’s beauty makes every watery-eye, sniffle, and ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Paleo Breakfast Muffins

Every year, as winter comes to a close, I have a surge of energy… and panic. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, I feel the pressure to fight my way back into summer shape, quick. A few ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Dark Chocolate Belgian Brownie Bites

      Joie de vivre, the term that means joy of living, is a commonly used expression that represents the French approach to daily life. It means finding the happiness in the present circumstanc... Continue Reading