Daring Baker's Sheets of Phyllo Dough

Daring Baker's Sheets of Phyllo Dough

Erica of Erica’s Edibles was our host for the Daring Baker’s June challenge. Erica challenged us to be truly DARING by making homemade phyllo dough and then to use that homemade dough to make Baklava. I actually created  phyllo dough and a baklava for a dear friend,...
Red Velvet Crème Fraîche Cake

Red Velvet Crème Fraîche Cake

White Chocolate Crème Fraîche Frosting The men, I am not being sexist, they happen to all be men, work in the mailroom at my husband’s office have very graciously allowed me to have supply shipments to be sent to there mailroom. After the last few weeks of not...
2010 A Year of Change and Growth

2010 A Year of Change and Growth

So much has changed since this time last year. When the year began Sydney was a senior in high school, my husband was still the CIO for CRI, and I had just began dipping my toe into the pool of blogging, (What a big pool). I can honestly say I did not understand this...
Christmas Opéra Cake

Christmas Opéra Cake

Each year our family takes turns picking out what our Christmas dinner will consist of; this year Sydney is the person to choose the main course and it is my turn to choose all of the desserts (generally there are about three different ones). Lucky me! Last year...
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...
Going to Italy via Daring baker's Challenge Crostata

Going to Italy via Daring baker's Challenge Crostata

This is my first Daring Baker’s Challenge, I was elated  to read  the 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as...
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...
Pinktober

Pinktober

October is the month that everything, buildings, ribbons, lights, armbands, the decor at the malls, and all along the interstate turn the optimistic lively color pink.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Celebrating 25 Years of Awareness, Education,...
August College Picnic

August College Picnic

I know it must seem like I only talk about Sydney, but she is my heart. I guess by now anyone who knows me or reads my blog realizes I am having a hard time with Sydney leaving for Knox College. I am  busting with pride and excitement for her, however we have been...
July 4th baking marathon with Sydney

July 4th baking marathon with Sydney

As I have confessed in the past I love using holiday weekends to bake with Sydney. We do take time to enjoy the bright warm Colorado sun, and as Coloradans we also hike, bike, run, and walk..as I tell Sydney idleness is a BAD word. I just could not pass this flower in...
A Special /thank you

A Special /thank you

I guess its long over due, Sydney and I both need to take a little time to thank Dennis, my husband/ Sydney’s father. He spends countless hours on the computer organizing the pictures I take of  food, plus he helped with the Culinary Calculator. He was the...
Being Tart..Guimauves au Citron

Being Tart..Guimauves au Citron

With a love of lemon, yuzu, and limes I decided it was time to create a very tart lemon marshmallow. I thought for sure it would just be a special treat for me. Well to my surprise many people not only loved them, but wanted more. Just to make them a extra special we...
Financier with Candied Ginger

Financier with Candied Ginger

A light pastry for early morning coffee or a little mid morning or afternoon break. Financier is a light and dainty tea cake. Sydney, my daughter, and I first experienced this treasure in St. Germain this past March. As soon as I returned to Colorado I began...