After several years I finally figured out how to log back in. So, all that to say, “I’m back!” I hope to have some great recipes and ideas for you as this year goes by.
I wonder how you have been and what favorite sites you have been visiting while I was away.
We made Christmas cookies.
We made pies for the Brahm pie festival. Sadly, we did not place this year. I overbaked those pies.
We made anniversary cupcakes for a sweeter than cakes couple and made some yummy lemon and vanilla sponge cakes.
I have had many more culinary experiences at home and abroad, but that will have to wait for a future post.
Happy Saturday and hopefully many more.
In December and January I feel I must eat as many California oranges as I can. I can picture them; sweet, juicy orbs hanging from the California trees, absorbing the vitality of the sunshine in which they bask. Hey, in the middle of a Minnesota winter, I’ll take California sunshine anyway I can get it, even baked into a cake.
This cake is one of those baking stories where I tempted fate and dared myself to succeed in an arena where winging it almost always leads to failure. Succeed I did according to my nephew who exuberantly declared this to be, “The best cake I have ever had,” my son who asked for a second piece, and my daughter who knowing the story behind the cake confidently whispered, “It’s good mom.” Continue reading
“Steam” icon forms the letters “s” and “p”
Sweet Pea’s new logo – it’s a beautiful thing! Here’s how it was born. Keep reading to see the final product.