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Bûche de Nöel

Bûche de Nöel

Every year between the week of Christmas and New Years Sydney and I prepare a Bûche de Nöel; this year it was part of our Christmas dinner, the main dessert. I remember the first year  I chose to bake a Bûche de Nöel, I felt nervous and a tad overwhelmed; until I...
Very Cherry Berry Coffee Drink

Very Cherry Berry Coffee Drink

DF, my husband, brought we a wonderful bottle of  Black Forest Cherry Brandy for a recipe Sydney and I are working on; once we tasted the brandy a plethora of  ideas began pouring out of our mouths. It was quite the scene, both Sydney and I tossing out ideas at the...
A Real Life Fairy Tale: Marriage

A Real Life Fairy Tale: Marriage

A long time ago in a land not so far away, about 25 years to be exact, a young woman was in a bikini contest. Normally the young woman would have left the establishment once the contests ended, but it happened to a friend’s birthday, so she stayed to celebrate...
Happy Chanukah Marble Bark

Happy Chanukah Marble Bark

For eight nights the celebration of Chanukah will last, each night a special prayer will be said as the candles are lit. There are total of nine candles, the Shamash is to light the eight candles  known as the festival of lights, beginning on the 25th day of the...
The Sweet and Savory Sides of Life

The Sweet and Savory Sides of Life

In between the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it is sometimes hard to step back and take a breath. Remember what this time of year is really for: hope and bringing hope to others. Sydney and I try to seek the crustiest person of our day and make them smile;...
Studio Lighting Secrets Revealed

Studio Lighting Secrets Revealed

The days of winter become shorter and shorter, actually we do not lose hours, but daylight. For a photographer natural lighting is optimum, however it is not always available when you need to photograph. How do photographers make up for the lack of daylight? Our...
Glacé Whole Oranges

Glacé Whole Oranges

I have always wanted to create the delicate glacé whole orange; the correct and proper instructions seem to be a vaulted secret. There is a wonderful confectionery market in Nice France, The Confiserie Florian; they have almost every type of glacé fruit...
My Food Stylist; What a Blessing

My Food Stylist; What a Blessing

Life seems to send signs and guides; if we take a moment to listen: When Sydney and I began Bobbie’s Baking Blog it was as a tool to keep us in touch by a common passion. In all honesty I was having a hard time letting go of a friend, daughter, and business...
How I Love You So, Holiday Traditions

How I Love You So, Holiday Traditions

The very first Christmas DF and I celebrated together while trimming the tree I had an asthma attack (a 911 asthmas attack). After a long four hour visit to the the ER it was diagnosed between my allergies for pine and cats (which we had a kitten) my lungs felt they...
Cranberries All The Way, Happy Holidays

Cranberries All The Way, Happy Holidays

It seems I become nostalgic every year, luckily Sydney has embraced our family tradition. During the time between Thanksgiving and New Years we bake a plethora of cookies, cakes, pie, and pavlovas. Cranberry cake has joined the Noto tradition in 2001; Christmas that...

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