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Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season with French Blossom Macarons

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Creations, French Macarons, Home, Macarons, Tutorials | 10 comments

Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season with French Blossom Macarons

Cherry blossom season 2014 will occur March 20 through April 13. The Washington D.C. festival entices people from all over to join in the celebration. The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC on Saturday, April 12, is one of DC’s largest spectator events. D.C. pulls out all the stops with top American and international artists, world-renowned dignitaries, and city officials will combine to make for an unforgettable kick-off to this long-awaited yearly celebration. This year’s performers include Grammy Award-winning singer Regina Bell and Aaron Carter,...

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cake

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Cakes, Tutorials | 5 comments

White Chocolate Cranberry Cake

The weather has been frigid here for the past week (6 degrees F/-15 degrees C), baking has become the best solution to keep warm, besides it is holiday baking time!  Monday I decided to bake  6  of our traditional white chocolate cranberry cakes. These loaf cakes are easy to make and great for  giving, either full size or mini. In fact King Arthur has  a set of 12 cute paper baking mini loaf pans, with a holiday bow and cellophane wrapping, you have a great edible gift. Fresh cranberries are generally available in the produce section of your local grocery store, however if you are unable...

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The Miracle of Nature, a Recipe for Life

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Family Hour, Home, Inspirational, x | 0 comments

The Miracle of Nature, a Recipe for Life

Anytime I feel melancholy or stressed I pull  a few photographs from our past. When Sydney was three years of age during a cold January day; I allowed her to play “hooky” from Montessori. We had a day of Colorado nature; we started at the Butterfly Pavilion, next stop was the Denver Zoo, we ended our fabulous day with lunch and a hike outside of Breckenridge. The memory of that amazing day always brings a smile to my face. The Butterfly Pavilion exhibits 5 areas, including four indoor exhibit halls, gardens and nature trail outdoors.  Filled with thousands of alluring...

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The Start of the Holidays; How We Keep Christmas in Our Hearts

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Family Hour, Home, x | 0 comments

The Start of the Holidays; How We Keep Christmas in Our Hearts

This picture was taken two days after Thanksgiving 1995; we were having one of those sunny 50 degree days. Sydney and I were waiting outside for another family (we are still friends with to this day). Every year until Sydney was ten we all would go to Santa’s village in Manitou Springs, the highest fairest wheel in the US resides there (before you go checking my facts, it is the highest because the wheel was built on a mountain). The village has kid friendly rides and a very jolly Santa. We generally would stay for most of the day, drive up to Castle Rock for the star lighting, dinner,...

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Sweet and Treat; Halloween Candy

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Candies, Home, x | 1 comment

Sweet and Treat; Halloween Candy

I was in the grocery store the other day, I saw rows and rows of Halloween Candy, by this time in the season is to expected. However, as I turned to round the next isle I could believe my green eyes; Christmas Candy. I absolutely adore Christmas time, but not in September. The official day summer we set for the last time in 2011 is the 23 of September. Children need to be able to enjoy each season and holiday they celebrate. I am not the first person to feel Christmas has become commercialized, a merchandising commodity, but I want  to concentrate on Halloween right now. Since Sydney was a...

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How to Have Eye Popping Photos

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in photography, x | 5 comments

How to Have Eye Popping Photos

I was working with my camera on a cloudy rainy day; the clouds felt the need to move around and mingle with one another. I thought the first photograph (right side) looked nice until I viewed  the photo on my large I-mac screen; the exquisite pastillage shells looked dull and dark. The first thought I had was changing the exposure, but the photo looked over exposed (I couldn’t believe it). After changing the iso and f-stop, to no avail, I finally tried using a completely different back ground.   As you can see the pastillage shells still look dull and the Royal Icing piped flower...

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Tuxedo Mousse, My Invitation was Lost Again

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Home, Mousse Cakes, Pastries and Viennoiseries, x | 39 comments

Tuxedo Mousse, My Invitation was Lost Again

My Chocolate friends are waiting I’m always the last dressed and ready! All Dressed Up Since every year my Oscar invitation seems to get lost in the mail, rather then sitting around and sulking I implemented my own Oscar bash about 10 years ago! I am sure Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman, and Jeff Bridges felt badly they were unable to attend Bobbie’s Oscar Party, but they did have another engagement! Walking the White Carpet The 73rd Academy Awards, in 2001, was the debut of my wonderful Oscar Party, it started with four families and all their children. That year just to have...

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