Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 28th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings, Recipes

For the Love of Cranberries and Margaritas

    Yesterday, our Thanksgiving dinner was simple. I made turkey and amazing mash potatoes (lots of butter and no milk). I had to make the green bean casserole for myself as my crew prefers their green beans without any crunchy onion bits. The dressing I mixed up from Trader Joe’s. All in all the meal was delish. But, for me it’s all about the leftovers. Now the fun starts. What am I going to make with the leftover cranberry sauce? There’s just a bit of cranberry sauce left. I had cooked the cranberries on the stove top with raw …read more…

November 14th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings, Recipes

Pear Caramel Charlotte

  Pear Caramel Charlotte Charlotte au Poire is a poire (or pear) mousse cake with a biscuit base. The name of this cake comes from its elegant look–like a lady’s hat. Sadie’s version is a bit of work but so elegant: Vanilla Cake Layers 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup  granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups cake flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (240 ml) milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease 2 …read more…

November 9th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings

Sunday Sunday Sunday

    Just Desserts, my debut novel, is a month old. It’s been a flurry of fun witnessing the birth of my “first” story. Also, it’s been a huge relief to see that Sadie and Quinn’s romance has been taken in and embraced by readers. I’ve been lucky enough to have a fan base of support within my community of family and friends–from around the world. Thanks to you all who have made this dream of mine come true. It’s time to get back to work. Sadie and Quinn are characters that have been a fave of mine for a long …read more…

November 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: Musings, News

Halloween Hangover

It’s over. No more tricks. The treats are gone. And the costumes from all the parties are discarded in the laundry room. Or,they’re in a pile waiting for a recycle next year. Not complaining. Since, forever, Halloween has been my fave holiday. Finally though, I have time to finish what I had no time for earlier this week…some baking. They turned out sort of cute and I had to race to take a pic or two. The boys inhaled these sweet sugary jack o’lanterns. Hope you all had a boo-tiful Halloween!    

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