Giant Step: Kelly’s Cheesecakes and Cookies


Daily prompt:  What giant step did you take where you hoped your leg wouldn’t break? Was it worth it, were you successful in walking on the moon, or did your leg break? I don't consider myself much of a risk taker, although I imagine every day we get out of bed is something of a … Continue reading Giant Step: Kelly’s Cheesecakes and Cookies

Blondes Have Got to Stick Together


My posts this month that have had the greatest amount of traffic and feedback have been my recipes.  I've found it rewarding to share the yummy baked goods that bring family, friends and co-workers joy during the holidays.  The fact they have elicited some happy memories for you who read these posts, is a bonus! Tonight, it's not that I … Continue reading Blondes Have Got to Stick Together

Silpat, This Baker’s Best Friend


For those who know me, you might be surprised to find out that there was a time when, yes, I would burn cookies--not on purpose, naturally.   It was not an everyday occurrence, but when it happened there could be an episode or two of throwing the odd cookie sheet across the kitchen with the charred … Continue reading Silpat, This Baker’s Best Friend

Just One More Holiday Recipe…For Millie


I thought yesterday was going to be my last recipe, but today I was thinking about my friend Millie.  She's a great lady!  I met her in 1998 when she started to work for me, we worked together for about eight years.  Recently, I've had the chance to work with her again.  It was a … Continue reading Just One More Holiday Recipe…For Millie

Not Your Average Pumpkin Bread – Holiday Recipe #5


This is another of my Mom's recipes (thanks, Mom) from back in the day, but we still make it...often.  For many, many years it's been made as holiday gifts for teachers or neighbors. As far as I'm concerned it’s not the holidays without a few loaves of Harvest Bread.  It's one of a few recipes I'll … Continue reading Not Your Average Pumpkin Bread – Holiday Recipe #5