Archive for June, 2011

Father’s Day 2011

Father's Day 2011

Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere.  I hope the day finds you surrounded by those you love and spoiled rotten. As I have in years past, I am putting the spotlight on a man who I believe is a magnificent father–my brother.  I have written about him many times here so many may be familiar.  […]

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Friday’s Friends

Friday's Friends

It has been a long while since I was able to recruit one of you to be my Friday Friend.  Friday’s Friends is my nod to my talented online friends.  I turn the space over to you, my Friday Friend, to share a family recipe, a special tip or party plan.  There are no boundaries […]

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Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

This past weekend I wanted to bake.  I usually reach for the chocolate recipes but this time I wanted a rich, moist vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting.  Three hours later I had these to feast upon. I love this recipe for it’s simplicity and rich flavor.  It’s a good basic starter for anyone new to […]

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And then this happened…

And then this happened...

My brother shared a wonderful story with me last week and at his recommendation “Does this fit Hey Amy!?”, I am sharing it today. A guy walks into Frank’s Pizza (sounds like the set-up to a bad joke) and asks the guy behind the counter, “Were you working here last night?  Do you recognize me?”  […]

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Baking Tips, Part Three

Baking Tips, Part Three

This is the last of the section about how to improve our baking skills.  As I have said countless times before, whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newbie, everyone could use these tips. Baked to Perfection: Unless otherwise stated, place your cake in the center shelf of the oven to bake.  If your […]

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Seats On the Train

Seats On the Train

It’s been a long week for me and I am glad to see it come to an end.  I saw a lot of abominable behavior on the train throughout my travels but am choosing not to share those today.  I am going to share the good things I saw from people who I hope taught […]

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Baking Tips, Part Two

Baking Tips, Part Two

As I mentioned previously this week, I am sharing some baking tips from a cookbook I picked up while vacationing with my 3-year-old nephew at his house.  I think we could all use some refreshing of our skills including the most seasoned veteran.  For those of you new to baking, these are great basics for […]

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