Winter Wonderland of Snowflake Petit Fours

Winter Wonderland of Snowflake Petit Fours

I was contacted by a panicked client, who over the years has become a good friend (RG), she had volunteered to bring holiday treats to her son’s third grade class party. This phone call was initiated late Saturday evening and  the party is this Thursday; as my...
To Brine or not to Brine, The Holiday Time

To Brine or not to Brine, The Holiday Time

I promise this entire blog will not be on brining/or not brining a turkey, I just liked the title. I will however approach the brining subject. When I was young and Thanksgiving was cooked by the generation before me, the turkey was cooked till leathery and never...
The Tale of Two Cakes part 2

The Tale of Two Cakes part 2

The DF birthday week has reached it’s conclusion, DF will finally have his “Boston Cream Pie.” The celebration week started with a scrumptious Chocolate Genoise Cake with a Raspberry Crème Fraiche filling covered in a Marshmallow Meringue Frosting...
The Tale of Two Cakes part 1

The Tale of Two Cakes part 1

For the last 23 years my family has had a wondrous tradition: each member of our family has a week of celebrating his or her birthday, (we refer to this tradition as “BIRTHDAY WEEK”). The actually story behind this fabulous tradition started with a blunder...
The Story of Pumpkin Pillows

The Story of Pumpkin Pillows

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...