Julia’s Mousse Au Chocolate

Original Recipe by Julia Child adapted from Mastering the Art of French Cooking Photography by Chia Chong Adapted Recipe and Styling by Libbie Summers I own over two hundred cookbooks. I covet two. The author of both is Julia Child. Mousse Au Chocolate (a traditional French chocolate dessert) serves 6-8 What you need: 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 6 ounces... Read More »

Meringue Heart Cookies

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Video editing by Candace Brower I love a meringue cookie especially for a beginning baker, because they are very forgiving. You can color, shape and flavor them in any way. Basically, you can’t screw them up.  For these Valentine’s Day treats (that my husband LOVES), I chose a heart... Read More »

DIY: Meringue Heart Cookies Video

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Video Editing by Candace Brower A fun step by step video that shows just how easy it is to make the best Valentine’s Day treat…that’s super pretty. Because if it isn’t pretty, I’d rather not make it. Get the written recipe HERE! Read More »

The Year of the Rooster

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey With Joshua Summers (rooster masked man) Rooster Mask Portrait by Chia Chong Happy Chinese New Year! 2017…the year of the rooster…are you a rooster…do you know a rooster? (watch this video from Origami Time to learn how to make this rooster origami) THE ROOSTER:  People born in a... Read More »

Five American Recipe Hacks Using Chinese Five Spice

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Photography by Chia Chong When I first dipped my finger into a small pot of Chinese Five Spice, my mind started spinning. The blend of star anise, fennel, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and clove is warm and sweet and just begging to be put in places that it... Read More »