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Throwback Thursday– Remembering Julia

I grew up watching Julia Child on PBS. Back then, she basically was the only game in town, as far as shows about ...

Thanksgiving Snuck Up On Me

As far as holidays go, Thanksgiving ranks as one of my most favorites. I love everything about it--being thankful for ...

Making a Video for YouTube

Planning and making a baking video for my YouTube channel is just like planning to do any TV show. Organization is ...

It Takes Me Back

I just heard from Ann Perillo, the host of Schenectady Today! It really took me back. I remember being on her ...

Looking Ahead to Baking Camp 2017

I can't believe that it's only November, but already it's time to begin to plan for my 16th year Summer ...

The Joys of Being a Yesterday Person

The holidays are quickly approaching. Yikes! I never feel ready even when I have almost 4 weeks before Thanksgiving! What ...

A Brownie That’s Full Of The Beans

To say that I am a brownie fanatic is really an understatement. I don't think I have EVER seen a ...

Follow Up To Baking Cookies with Mom

As promised my daughter and I baked "fabulicious" ( yes, I know this is not a word but I was ...

Baking Cookies with Mom

My grown-up daughter is visiting this weekend and, since I do not get to see her very often, it is always so GREAT ...

The Blob: A Sourdough Update

I know that I just posted about how I was planning to make a sourdough pizza last Saturday and I ...

Sourdough Pizza

I have written in a previous blog entry about my starter Bubbles who turned 20 years old this year. My, ...

Refreshing Your Cake

Have you ever had a cake that you baked a little too long or it got a bit hard or ...

An Apple a Day…

I have a great idea for you. If you are not a great pie baker but want to enjoy a ...

Never Go Searching for the Bottom of Your Springform Pan Again!

I can't believe Fall is upon us already, and that means the holidays are soon to follow. I have a ...

Temperature Malfunctions

I have a pet peeve. Food that is not served at the proper temperature! If I am at a function ...

Increasing the Lifespan of your Whipped Cream

Desserts topped with whipped cream can be a beautiful thing. However, they can be frustrating as well! Once you whip the cream ...