Call it a sweet tooth. Call it PMS. Call it anything you want, but I’m calling it nummy goodness which is taunting me from my Pinterest boards. I know what everyone is going to say about sweet treats. I’ve read the articles, have heard it from the doctors, etc., but sometimes there’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a delightful confection of temptation. We’ve just got to take it in moderation. Too much of anything is never a good thing.
How long can I wax poetically about sweet treats? I’ve traveled to a lot of places, and I’ll be quite honest with you, always try something new when I’m there. My favorites, of course, are Macarons. However, I’m also a Southern gal who loves her Grandma’s poundcake and Mom always makes a red velvet cake for my birthday. I’m also a baker. The good thing about my baking is I have no real desire to eat what I’m baking. I’ll have a slice, but that’s it. I prefer the act of baking for people I love to be much more satisfactory than the actual act of eating the goodies I’ve whipped up via kitchen chemistry.
In all honesty? I cook from European cookbooks. I prefer desserts with less sugar. If they are too sweet, I can’t eat them. It’s not that they are bad, but they overwhelm my palate and I can’t enjoy the flavors. When I was younger, I’d have laughed at that statement, but the older I get, the more convinced I am that we’re overwhelming our taste buds with a layer of sugar and have lost some of our true culinary skill.
Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite sweet treat pins. Items that have made my list for the coming year that I’ll test in my own kitchen and enjoy with my family and friends.