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Cheap Date

Cheap Date

There are some desserts, though wildly popular, I’ve just never been drawn to – like Boston Creme Pie, Cherry Pie and Tiramisu (probably because mine turned out awful). However, because I’m obsessed with having a well rounded repertoire and knowledge of all aspects of dessert making, I have […]

Surprise Treat

Surprise Treat

There is a lovely little specialty bakery in Gresham, Oregon, by the name of CloudTree & Sun Inc. (112 N. Main), that sells: The. Most. Delicious. Sticky Buns! They are coated in gooey caramel and baked with ripe, crunchy, nutty pecans throughout. The bread melts […]

“He Walks Among Us, But is Not One of Us”

“He Walks Among Us, But is Not One of Us”

Looking back over my posts this past month, I’m realizing it’s been a lot of crêpes, and a lot of LOST; so in my appreciation to you for putting up with my obsessions (even though I know you love it!)-I’m sharing with you my super […]

Sundae Crêpes: Banana Nutella

Sundae Crêpes: Banana Nutella

Last year for Valentine’s Day, Gabriel took me on a tour of Paris in Portland, visiting French restaurants and stores in each of the four quadrants of the city. It was a fun day, complete with several versions of crêpes. It was a very sweet, […]

Sundae Crêpes: Blackberry Lemon

Sundae Crêpes: Blackberry Lemon

Gabriel and I stayed in all weekend. We played Super Mario Wii until I developed carpal tunnel. We enjoyed strawberry crêpes on Saturday, and blackberry lemon crêpes on Sunday. Gabriel told jokes, and I giggled. We developed a new tradition: Sundae Crêpes. Blackberry Lemon Crêpes […]

Trimming the Tree

Trimming the Tree

Holly Jolly Sisters brings you, Trimming the Tree! Is it any surprise that Gabriel and I have a Christmas Tradition that consists of decorating our tree with seasonal fruits and candy? Over the years we have used rice kripsy treats decorated as presents with colored […]

Happy Blogiversary To Me!

Happy Blogiversary To Me!

Now… what does that cute little button on the right sidebar say today? “HappyBlogiversary!(to me!)” We’re going to celebrate and have a good time! Today is my official blogoversary/blogiversary! I’ve really been looking forward to doing this:One year ago: Under The Sea, Mermaid Cupcakes!It’s the […]

Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring

Typically, I share. But not when it comes to Angel Food Fairy Cake. I want every piece, every sliver, every crumb – always. So when I’m not eating Angel Food Cake with delicious fondue, or underneath a thin blanket of a sugar water glaze, I’m […]

Hit and Miss Cravings

Hit and Miss Cravings

I’ve been craving something with a deep, yet subtle and resonating flavor that immediately warms your throat and lungs as it weaves its way down through your body. I can almost taste it, but the knowledge of what it is, is just narrowly out of […]

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, the answer would be easy: strawberries (notice to the right – an email cupcake, with a strawberry no less). If I could only eat two things for the rest of my life, […]