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Missing In Action

Missing In Action

I’ve been missing in action a lot lately, especially when it comes to Daring Baker’s Challenges; try three months missing. At work we have a trade board where every employee can post the hours they want to give away and pick up the hours they […]

Happy Feet

Happy Feet

I made a promise of sorts last year in October, something along the lines of: “I’m hell bent on making some perfect scratch made macaroons!“ That was after multiple failed attempts, a daring bakers challenge and a lot of wasted almond flour; that was when […]

Makin’ Whoopie

Makin’ Whoopie

Valentine’s Day is all about the whoopie… but there are lots of ways to make love, and these cookies are just one of the best. What is there left to say except pull back the sheets baby… Whoopie Pies CookiesCookie recipe from Macheesmo2 sticks butter2 […]

The Depositor of Dust

The Depositor of Dust

Lucky for us, every one of my parent’s children were sprinkled with Baker’s dust before our entrance to Earth… but some, more than others, must have had a very special relationship with The Depositor of Dust; while some, less than others, received only a trickle […]

Do You Have What it Takes?

Do You Have What it Takes?

After adoring the movie: Julie and Julia I immediately came home, made Julia’s Reine De Saba Cake and gushed over the movie for months! I begged my sister to see it with me, and when she couldn’t lock down plans, I hijacked her while her […]

Feeling Toasty

Feeling Toasty

I never quite got around to making last month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge. I have to admit, I was extremely intimidated by it, (yes! that is the purpose of the DB) and every time I walked into the kitchen to tackle it… I ended up instead […]

Idyllic Raspberry Breakfast

Idyllic Raspberry Breakfast

I’m stingy when it comes to food I can’t reproduce, like raspberries for instance. My parents have a idyllic tower of raspberry bushes in their garden which produces beautiful berries throughout the months of June and July. Fortunately, last year they were on vacation during […]

Heart Shapes

Heart Shapes

A few years ago on Mother’s Day, Gabriel passed me this note in Sacrament meeting: Many years later this Mother’s Day, the eggs are still quite content unfertilized which keeps the furries quite happy having me all to themselves… going to the park… running… weekend […]

Come Listen to a Prophets Voice Day One

Come Listen to a Prophets Voice Day One

A little while back in Primary, one of the leaders was explaining to the children that we wouldn’t be meeting the following week because it was General Conference, when immediately one of the children yelled out, “That means doughnuts!” Being a huge proponent for any […]

Leftovers

Leftovers

When making Gabriel’s Birthday Cake, I found myself with a bit of extra batter. What to do other than make cupcakes? The choice becomes exceptionally clear, especially when you are working with decadent Swiss Meringue Buttercream! When it tastes this good, you want to make […]