Month: December 2013

Dedicated to Barbara Bennett

My beautiful grandmother has helped me so much with learning to cook. She is the person I call when I need help solving a meringue problem and she encourages me to eat new foods (mostly the vegetables I don’t like). Grandma is the type of person who believes anyone can cook, sew and learn. She…


Easy Meringue Recipe! A Gluten free, Dairy free, nut free cookie!

I figured I might as well add one of my favorite recipes! This cookie is the super cookie! Being gluten, dairy, and nut free it is edible for even the most sensitive stomach! The best part is these cookies taste absolutely amazing and have endless possibilities! Whether you want a Chai meringue to a raspberry lemonade…


Recipes and cooking adventures are on their way!!

The difficulty in starting a cooking blog while on break and at home is that you do not get enough time in the kitchen to really experiment the crazy recipes that you’re conjuring up! Well my New Year’s resolution is to start the year off with a bang and recreating American staple foods for my…


What is this blog about?

What the heck is “Joie De Vivre”? Life can get hectic, frustrating and overwhelming. As a sophomore in college hassling a double degree, Job, and company of my own it’s easy to get swallowed in the everyday stresses. In my first year of college I learned to really appreciate the ability to go home and…