2015 Year in Review

As I reflect on how my life has changed in the past year, I’ve come to realize that 2015 was a year of adventure, cooking, traveling, eating delicious meals and trying new things.  After 2014, a year where I focused on cleaning up my finances by paying off all my credit card debt, I realized […]

The Fine Art of Calligraphy … and Fine Dining

Fine Writing Calligraphy is a fine art.  Some of the most visually appealing and visually stunning text utilizes the art of calligraphy. Many years ago, I bought my first calligraphy pen.  I never once used it for its intended purpose and eventually, I tossed it because I hadn’t used it in years.  Fast forward at […]

Mmm, Yummy Coconut Cupcake

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was spend time in the kitchen with my mom when she was baking a cake. I loved licking the bowl clean after she finished.  Although she used a family recipe, which was a jazzed up version of boxed cake mix with canned […]

Baking and Breaking Bread

Let’s talk about dough; not money, but bread dough. Have you ever had the opportunity to each a fresh piece of baked bread while it’s still warm? If you haven’t, then let me tell you, it is one of most deliciously fulfilling things you will ever eat. Your first contact with bread is by smell: […]

The Wrap’s The Thing

This year, my holiday season began with a Hanukah/Christmas gift wrapping project. I was hired by a lovely couple to wrap gifts for their beautiful daughter and their extended family. For this project, the supplies (paper, ribbon, and tape) were provided by the couple. Tips for wrapping gifts: Measure twice and cut once. If you’re […]

Sweet Bite: So Pretty and So Tasty

The route to yummy usually begins in one of two ways: either by sight or by smell. In some cases, both sight and smell play a role in the journey to yummy-ville. Lately, I’ve been thinking about packaging and how it can increase the delightful reception of baked goods. Recently I made chocolate chip brownies […]

Carrot Cake: The “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” of Cakes

My favorite form of baked goods is the cupcake.  Eating a cupcake is like enjoying a treat that was specifically baked for you and only you. I enjoy baked goods so much so that I even enjoy baking baked goods. Every once in a while I frenzy bake.  What I mean by this is that […]

Metal Goddess? …. Umm, Not Quite

Pewter Casting Workshop Learning about new crafts is one of my favorite past times. That’s why when I saw the announcement about a Pewter Casting Workshop at the Brooklyn Brainery, after a brief hesitation, I jumped at the opportunity to take it. Prior to taking this workshop, I thought, “this isn’t for the faint of heart.” Basically, […]