Thanksgiving 2016

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”Frederick Keoning

It’s turkey day once again and hopefully you have the opportunity to enjoy the company of your family and friends and get stuffed with yummy food. This Thanksgiving I encourage you to think of a few things in your life that you already have that you are thankful for. It’s easy to get caught up in Black Friday sales and the latest and greatest trends, but take time to reflect and appreciate all you do have. Be sure to share your blessings with family and friends and don’t forget to enjoy a slice of pie, or two. Happy Thanksgiving to all! What are you thankful for today?

Recipe Flops

When I originally had the inspiration to create this blog, I wanted to share delicious recipes with clear instructions and almost foolproof results. There are many recipes out there with poorly written instructions, and videos that make things look like a breeze. I know you all have cooked or baked something for hours only to have it not turn out quite like you had hoped. Of course this can happen from time to time because that is how we hone our craft! A few family and friends have asked me recently why I have not posted on the blog. I definitely have been busy baking in the kitchen but things haven’t turned out as planned. But, hey, there’s always more to bake!

See below for a few of the recent recipe flops. With a little work and some time, you may see these recipes ready for you to try!

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Pastries in Paris

I recently returned from a trip to Paris and each time I visit, I fall in love with it more. When I visited Paris three years ago, I was in awe of the hand-crafted desserts and they became one of the inspirations for this blog. So after my recent trip, it reignited the spark for baking and all things sweet! Paris is traditionally known for the lights, wine, and croissants, but I prefer to focus on the pastries.

I wanted to share a few of my favorite treats from the trip for inspiration and (literal) eye candy. For starters, all of the bread and bakery is outstanding and always fresh. It’s fairly common for the French to buy bread fresh when they need it, no Wonder Bread for them! In addition to the food and wine, the desserts and pastries are intricate and make your mouth water by just looking at them. 
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Intro

Hello all!  Welcome to CJ’s Sweet Tooth! I found inspiration to create this blog after a recent trip to Paris tasting pastries combined with the recent acquisition of a, long-awaited, Kitchen Aid mixer.  I’ve had a life-long love of all things sweet, and despite my best efforts to curb my sweet tooth, I admit, that it’s here to stay.  In addition to creating desserts and sweets, I also love sharing them with others.  I hope you find this as a place to discover delicious recipes, a dash of humor and, a little inspiration to share your love through desserts! To find out more about me and my inspiration for this blog, check out the About Me page.  Enjoy!

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