A Cake For Tata

A Cake For Tata is a collection of notes and recipes from the girl who started Creme Chocolat (and fell in love with France).
Despite being a world traveler by way of the U. S. Government, I aspire to see the world through food. And though I'm not big on eating pastries, I absolutely love macarons, sugar cookies, and chocolate cake with hazelnut filling. Lastly, as I journey through my passion of food, I'm learning how not to waste so much time constructing my life. Instead, I'm learning to enjoy it and just LIVE.

Keep Writing

I need to write, but the truth is that I’m tired…and stupefied. All I ever feel is how tired my brain is. Monday through Friday I wake up and drag my body around. Yes, this is all going to pay off, but I have to get through the process first.

Oh yeah! I go to school. It sucks and I hate it!

It’s the writing.

It sucks. It’s hard. It doesn’t come as easily as I thought. AND…whenever I scroll my archives and look at the little I have written here, I feel like hiding out of sheer embarrassment. Stupid, stupid writing!

(Don’t even get me started on French.)





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Font Candy and Macs! Nice app!

{merry christmas. feliz navidad. joyeux noël.}

Reach as high as you can, and then reach a little higher. There you will find magic and possibility. And maybe even cookies. Happy Holidays! <3 Jo

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 stick butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

pinch of salt

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

**lots of chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add egg. Beating. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Mix in chocolate. Drop by the rounded tablespoon onto the ungreased baking sheet. Bake for eleven minutes.

Christmas goodies!