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Lemon Raspberry Cake

Lemon Raspberry Cake

I picked my first lemons from my gorgeous lemon tree yesterday.  I bring her in and out from the cold weather so that no frost touches her. I play music for her. She rewards me with her fruit. They are the size of oranges. I have had this tree for years always...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Warm up the fire places!  It is the first day of fall, school is back in full force, and the catering business is getting ready for high season. I just recently had my first holiday menu printed.  I know that may sound crazy since we have been in business for 4 years...

A Winter Dinner Party with Chocolate Mousse Cake

A Winter Dinner Party with Chocolate Mousse Cake

Ingredients 1/4 pound bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup hot coffee  (I think, a french coffee press is the best for good dark coffee) 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 2/3 cup sugar 1 pinch of salt 4 large eggs, separated Directions...

Candied Nut Treats!

Candied Nut Treats!

Happy Halloween!  It has been a great start to the holiday fun.  I am still pecking away at the computer but, only 2 more weeks in a cast!  Thanks for all the thoughtful notes of recovery! G&H has great new help and we are excited about the upcoming...

No Graceful Way About It

No Graceful Way About It

Bonjour!  I am sorry there is no photo or video of me trying to walk on these rocks while attempting to go against the waves and up an embankment (not really).  I sat in my chair for a good hour watching everyone tackling this problem before I felt courageous enough...

Buttercream Icing

Buttercream Icing

When I see my little Gabby Goose outside playing, content with herself, making up foods, cooking for her bug friends, chatting to herself and those made up creatures, my heart melts with love.  All of my girls did this at some point.  The older girls don't do it...

You want WHAT for Christmas?  Pound Cake!

You want WHAT for Christmas? Pound Cake!

It is finally here!  The season that little people and some big people favor most of the year.  Christmas is finally upon us! I may have written this before, but this is not my favorite holiday. I am not a fan.  We all feel way too busy rushing around, and...