Lemon cupcakes with blackberry buttercream

I have recently been on a binge. I am addicted to The Great British Baking Show on PBS, and I can’t get enough of sponge cakes, savoury pies and gingerbread. I’ve always liked baking, but failed to truly recognize the science behind it; how certain ingredients cause chemical reactions which either adds or takes away […]

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Gotta love cake!

Who doesn’t love cake? You gotta love cake! Last Saturday, we had friends over who we have not seen in a good while. So naturally, the occasion called for a dessert. I have my go-to recipes for dessert, and this one has recently joined my list of fool proof, deliciously moist cakes, so I quickly […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hello. It’s been awhile. I have had a CRAZY few weeks with lots of traveling for family related needs and now I’m back in my studio, and hopefully in my right mind. Ha. So, I am doing some baking for my college son who doesn’t cook, barely does laundry and has no time for even […]

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Super Simple Watermelon-Blueberry Treat

Who doesn’t love watermelon on a hot summer day? This treat will cool you down in no time. This super simple watermelon shaved ice is the perfect antidote to the blazing heat- a great light and tasty dessert perfect for the whole family. Let’s get to it. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 8 […]

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A spark is born

Someone sparks an idea. A photograph, a song, anything may be the spark that lights up something in you… I had bought some alphabet cookie stamps ( I call them monograms) at William-Sonoma several months ago . As I normally just browse in this store due to the hefty prices, I spotted this set and it was […]

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Scones with strawberries & cream.

Today I was in the mood for baking up a tasty treat. I’ve never had too much interest in cooking however I have always baked. I have recently upped my baking game ( more on that later) and just felt in the mood. The snow was falling gently, and I heard a rumble in my […]

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My darling Clementine

Oh I just adore clementines. I have always loved them since they have a sweeter taste than the regular navel oranges. I use them in salads, for snacks and now in a super easy Whole 30 fruit smoothie… I started the Whole 30 program just after Christmas and I am loving it. It is forcing me […]

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A Christmas to remember

I really love Christmas. I always have. I always will. My Christmas memories are many and most of our family traditions have remained and have even multiplied. I passed some great ones down from my own childhood such as the compulsory 12 dishes on Christmas Eve that is rooted in Polish tradition. This of course […]

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Harvest Lunch

I have been thinking of how to stay connected to my friends even though I no longer see them daily. They could be called “work friends” as we developed our relationship through our work-teaching, coaching and through our bond of progressive leadership and best current practices in the educational field, but they are so much […]

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German Platz

When I was in elementary school my best friend Terry lived a few doors down along with her grandparents. Her german grandma was an amazing baker and we often had the pleasure to sit down and taste her delights. My favourite was a plum & crumb dessert, though being around 1o years old, I never […]

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