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How To Throw a Cake Tasting Party

How To Throw a Cake Tasting Party

Photo Credit:  Dawn Alsager It was a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon in WA, which was a perfect day for tasting cake!  I had six different types of cake, three frostings, and two fillings.  Part of my NY Resolution is to bake a cake.  So first, I picked some designs and then some recipes.  Everyone asked how I did so much and the answer is to take manageable steps!  Two weeks prior to party I gathered all my recipes.  A week before […]

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Gluten Free French Onion Soup w/ Asparagus Tips

Gluten Free French Onion Soup w/ Asparagus Tips

French Onion w Asparagus Tips Bill told me that he loves French Onion Soup and I’ve never been a big fan, too greasy.  Of course, as soon as I dismissed it, I heard about this new book called “Ruhlman’s Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook’s Manifesto” and the very basic French Onion soup recipe.  Rock.  My.  World.  The recipes people are pulled toward, desire, crave, are the most basic. Like Onion soup. I’ve modified Ruhlman’s recipe by adding a little twist.  Since […]

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Understanding Baby Sleep by Sue Ann Birdwell MA, LMFT

Understanding Baby Sleep by Sue Ann Birdwell MA, LMFT

When it comes time to put baby to sleep, every parent has different ideas and different methodologies.  When reading on the Internet, there are two major theories:  attachment parenting and the “cry it out” style.  Both are very complex theories and if you want more information, check it out Attachment or Cry It Out.  Both camps practically hate each other and the net result, at least for me as a parent, was utter confusion.  I didn’t want to hear anymore […]

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Sewing the Blocks of my Honeymoon Quilt

Sewing the Blocks of my Honeymoon Quilt

Duvet/Quilt Blocks I’ve finally sewn together all the blocks of my Honeymoon Quilt.  Except, I am going to make a duvet instead of a quilt because we have a need for a duvet and not a quilt at this time and I can always make the quilt using the front panels. During any project I get excited about, I tend rush headlong into it and before long, I find a grievous error that could have easily been avoided.  While sewing the […]

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