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Behind the Mother and Daughter Team

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Candies, Family Hour, Home | 1 comment

Behind the Mother and Daughter Team

Normally Bobbie writes the posts that are published on Bobbie’s Baking Blog, however, today I am going to be writing a post. As long as I can remember I have been in the kitchen with my mom, we have had so much fun learning to create new treats for the special people in our lives. As my life transitioned from teenager to adulthood I have had the opportunity to share my feelings with my mom, and even when I thought I couldn’t overcome an issue that was happening in my life my mom was there to help me and encourage me. I am very close to my mom, I count her as one of my friends, and...

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Growth, Change, and The “Sweetness” of Life

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Candies, Gluten Free, Home, Inspirational, x | 1 comment

Growth, Change, and The “Sweetness” of Life

As the New Year’s Eve Night approaches I find myself reflecting on the past 12 months and realizing even through the toughest times there was joy. I’ve written only one line and my phone started ringing..It was my 98 year old grandma wishing me and my family a Happy New Year. What a wonderful blessing to have my grandma still with us and willing to share her rich history; she watched the stock market on the 3rd of September reach a record high only to come crashing down on Thursday the 24th of October with a decline of 21%. She helped her family during the toughest times in the...

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Hey Chicken, Stock It to Me

Posted by on Oct 30, 2011 in Home, Savory, x | 2 comments

Hey Chicken, Stock It to Me

During the Fall/Winter seasons it is our family’s tradition to prepare stocks and a special Italian sauce (to be  given in a later post). Since both take at least 8 hours we try to prepare at least one type of stock and sauce on the same day. I remember when Sydney needed to stand on a stool to help; now she can run the show. This is one of the culinary projects the entire family works on; we laugh, talk and joke around the entire day. I wouldn’t trade this tradition for anything in the world, there are no words  to describe the positive bonding impact this one day holds. We...

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I don’t Know about You, But I am In the Mood For Tiramisu

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Cakes, Home, Mousses and Pudding, x | 10 comments

I don’t Know about You, But I am In the Mood For Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of the most understated pastries; not only can it be a show stopping dessert for a dinner party, but a wonderful way to unwind in the  late afternoon with espresso and a good book. Last night we had a dear friend, MC, for a over a quarter century birthday dinner, along with pink peppercorn coated fillet mignon ( I had swordfish), asparagus with garlic ailoi sauce, and endive  salad, Sydney thought it would be a brilliant idea to serve Tiramisu. So we baked up a batch of ladyfingers on Sunday, that way they would be a day old prior to soaking them in the espresso. Since...

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The Story of Pumpkin Pillows

Posted by on Nov 5, 2010 in Cakes, Cookies and brownies, Home, x | 186 comments

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I love when I have the opportunity to design a particular recipe for special people in my life. Last fall a friend of mine, Travis L, who actually is the pickiest adult eater I have ever encountered, asked me to bake pumpkin cookies for him. I thought how simple, till he informed me he will only eat cookies that are soft, and by the way, he HATES pumpkin. Obviously I asked, “why would you ask me to bake pumpkin cookies if you dislike pumpkin?” He replied somebody had given him soft pumpkin cookies as a child (he is now 30 years old). He claimed” the cookies were the most...

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My Michelle’s Tea Party

Posted by on Sep 18, 2010 in French Macarons, Home, x | 65 comments

My Michelle’s Tea Party

  The Thursday prior to labor weekend snuck up upon Sydney and myself. Sydney looked like “a deer in head lights” the entire adventure. Yes this is a major life changing event that we discussed all summer long, but reality and actuality are 3000 miles apart (which is the miles between us). Anyone who has ever been blessed with the opportunity to help their child move into the next step of their child’s staircase knows mirage of conflicting feelings that creep in and grab hold of you. I was proud, yet my heart was breaking, I was excited for her, but selfishly lonely...

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