Tag Archives: bakery

Holiday Baking Marathon- Recipe for Cajun Cocoons

It’s cookie baking season around the kitchen. Every year I embark on a cookie baking journey and sell them to local restaurants and caterers. I was taught by a local retired baker how to make these delicious spritz cookies.  I … Continue reading

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Avid Baker’s Challenge- Cherry Chocolate Pecan Bread

I am part of an on-line baking challenge and every month we all pick the same recipe to feature on our food blogs. This is a terrific experience to see how everyone perceives the same recipes. I have learned so … Continue reading

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Early Spring Bread Mania and the Twin Ports Bread Club

Lately, I have been working more on my breaducation. Since 2005 I have been baking bread consistently for my husband’s daily bread. That was also the year I had a wood burning oven built on the patio. I made olive … Continue reading

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Culinary Adventure- Tartine Bakery in San Francisco

Tartine Bakery is considered one of the best bakeries on the west coast. Truly an American business success story, it was worth the trip. Located in the eclectic Mission District of San Francisco, the only way you know it’s the … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Blueberry Pie

Over the holiday break I had the opportunity to have a cooking lesson from a young chef named Ryan. He shared his recipe for a easy-as-pie blueberry pie. Take advantage of blueberries that are available fresh in the grocery store … Continue reading

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In Honor of the Royal Wedding- Celebrate with Afternoon Tea, not just for commonwealth

Afternoon Tea is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The ritual of taking tea is relaxing and often overlooked as a entertaining option. Today, it’s easy to pick up what you need for a quick relaxing respite. All … Continue reading

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Famous Irish Soda Bread , from the fresh Island

When I travel on my stomach, I judge a country’s culinary aptitude on its ability to produce good bread and butter. Consistently Ireland provided me with gratifying examples of both. Irish Soda bread was served daily at every pub, guest … Continue reading

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WDIO Films Food- How Sweet it is- Valentine Cherry Pie

I hear 2011 is the year of the Pie. Move over red velvet cupcake, there’s a new kid in town  and the trendsetters report the humble pie is planning to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes. It seems once … Continue reading

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WDIO Film Shoot- Spiked Mousse from Clyde Iron

A while back, we filmed at Clyde Iron Works Restaurant with Chef Rob Giuliani and morning meteorologist Ben Dery. He prepared on camera a fantastic chocolate mousse stuffed in a crispy cannoli shell then dipped the ends in chocolate. YUM! … Continue reading

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Edible Treasure: Australian Meat Pie Worth the Trip

When the weather turns frigid in the Midwest, It’s my favorite time to think about Australia and the dishes I always eat on my travels there. So the next few posts will be sprinkled with food adventures from down under … Continue reading

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