I haven’t always been a contrary person, but when I saw the August challenge the Daring Bakers were to task themselves with smack in the middle of the dog days of summer, I knew I wanted to work with a light cake and feature […]
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When Lis of Daring Baker fame asked me to do a post for The Daring Kitchen for July 4th, I thought, sure, no problema. Absolutely. I’ll get right on that. I imagined all the red, white, and blue possibilites available and scrimped time here and […]
A good friend of mine turned 40 recently and decided to celebrate by inviting her girlfriends to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a week. The plans were made seemingly forever ago, but time flies when you’re busy, doesn’t it? Since that time, we’ve had construction on our house, my sister and her family came to stay during the holidays, and then my husband’s busy season set in as it always does. From one year to the next, I can never quite figure out how April finally gets here, but it thankfully does. Normally about this time, my husband and I would be in Las Vegas where he enjoys unwinding for a couple of days, but in the fashion I’ve grown accustomed to in the years we’ve been married, he’s sending me off with good natured smiles — and threats of taking photos of all he and my son eat while I’m away. I can’t wait to see that.
This past weekend, we’ve been out and about enjoying the spring weather here, and had friends over for dinner. Oh, yes — and cheesecake. Lots and lots of cheesecake. Now that I think of it, I must have had my almost tropical vacation on my mind when I conjured up these particular cheesecakes and didn’t realize it. Or maybe it was that mangos have been on sale here. And strawberries. They go together quite well, you know, and what a coincidence that it’s time for my Daring Bakers’ challenge.
I’ve been so jittery the last couple of days. I know it’s the election — waiting, and waiting to find out. The feeling is strangely like I felt waiting for Christmas morning to arrive when I was a kid, the anticipation just about doing me […]
Sometimes I’ll ask my husband what sounds good — to smack his lips together and let me know. It’s only fair since I’m the one who always decides what we’ll eat. He barely gets a request in edgewise, so I give him the chance once […]