April/May Flowers

Spring Flowers seem to be almost over as summer creeps closer to us.  We’ve had several hot days and summer-like thunderstorms.  I’d like to reminisce about the beautiful flowers that have come and gone this past spring.  Indoors, my mom’s orchid bloomed beautifully.  She gave it to my oldest son for safe keeping (above).  We’ll […]

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A Family Favorite: ANZAC Biscuits

I found out just over a year ago that I have relatives in Australia.  Woo hoo!  My aunt posted on Facebook a copy of the recipe, “1914 Anzac Biscuits.”  I had to try it out.  There is a lot of history behind these biscuits, which immediately drew me in.  ANZAC stands for the “Australian and […]

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Rectangular Lemon Layer Cake Anyone?

For a kid-friendly potluck reception, I signed up to bring cake.  How I came to this choice was not a straight path.  The occasion was a potluck reception after a piano recital where my kids were performing.  In thinking about what I could bring for the reception, I put myself in the kids’ shoes.  All […]

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Basics: Lemon Curd

To make a lemon layer cake special, lemon curd spread in between the layers as a filling or mixed into the frosting will do wonders.  It is a lemon, butter, sugar, and egg combination that is cooked until thickened, just like a custard. Lemon curd comes to us from British cuisine, dating back to somewhere […]

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