Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hello!

Hello my friends! I have missed you! My cookbook project has been on the back burner, so to speak, with a busier-than-ever job (4 nights this week) and lots going on with grown kids and not-so-grown grandchildren. I am re-envisioning this ambitious project to be an e-cookbook, downloadable and affordable, with photos and text, of all my favorite recipes. So, bear with me as creative inspiration and time come and go! I am excited about it and hope you will be, too!

I don't know what it's like where you are, but here in Middle Grove, NY, USA, this winter has been horrendous with well-below average (well below zero!) temperatures all of February, and I am hoping that March will show us at least a few signs that spring is on its way. I'm headed to sunny F-L-A March 16-20 with my good friend Joanne, and I CAN NOT WAIT to be warm, to feel the sun, to smell the ocean, to do nothing but read and drink and walk on the beach and eat (repeat, repeat, repeat!). It'll be a short-but-sweet escape, and when we get back, spring will be that much closer. Anyway...

Needless to say, I haven't stopped baking. Thought you might like to see some of the more recent concoctions from my kitchen. And maybe an updated photo or two of Henry and Peter! Henry's about to be 7 in April (!) and Pete is 4 going on 12! Here are photos with blurbs.

Thanks so much for reading - I'll be back in the saddle soon, promise! And just to make things interesting, comment on this post (below) and one of you will be winning a dozen scones. I ship, so anyone can enter! I'll announce the winner on April 1st. Like old times! :)



4-layer pastel swirl cake
for soon-to-arrive baby Sophia's shower

And baby feet cookies for baby Sophia!

Martha Stewart's Banana Chocolate Swirl Bread

Pete my kitchen helper!

Ready for the celebration to begin!

Peter, me, and Henry at the
Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College (my workplace!)

For my boys...

My grand boys!

Scones galore! 

For my friend Lisa's wedding in
December - such a lovely bride! 

19 comments:

  1. Miss you!! Love your recipes. Carol Facteau

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    1. Thanks Carol! Happy to hear that you love the recipes. You just might be the winner this time! :)

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  2. I want scones! I am shameless...

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    1. No shame, Bet! I know where you can get scones!!!

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  3. I have made the banana chocolate loaf 3 times!! Very exceptional. ��

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    1. Had to post as anonymous to get it to work, this is Peggy H and I want scones too.

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    2. Peggy, I know who you are and you are in the running!

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  4. We were in Daytona for the 500...was in the 80's and we come home to s.c to snow!!! Enjoy your mini vacation!

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    1. I will, Dawn, and thank you! That must have been so exciting, to be at Daytona for the big race. Very cool!

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  5. The shower cake is gorgeous! Looking forward to your e-cookbook.

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    1. Tamster, if you win, how do I get in touch with you? ;)

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  6. Everything you make is just so impressive! I'm in awe of your talents :)

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    1. Right back at ya, Colleen! Though the cutest thing you've made lately is baby Sam!

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  7. I have never made scones! I want to learn. I also want a cookbook when available!

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    1. Jill, they're easy! I have a step-by-step blog post on scone making somewhere on this blog. I'll provide the link for you later... Hope you are doing very well! - Jeannie

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    2. Here it is Jill - this is for my lemon scones, but you can put in any filling you want, or none. Completely up to you.https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=547463582925369801#editor/target=post;postID=6914533974774360904;onPublishedMenu=posts;onClosedMenu=posts;postNum=10;src=postname

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  8. Happy to read a new post and see the new pictures! Boy your grandchildren sure are getting big!

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    1. They sure are, Debbie. They bring me so much joy! Glad you're reading! Thank you!!!

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  9. For those who want to comment but haven't been able to, here's an easy tip: See below the comment box where it says "Comment as:" well, use the drop-down menu and choose one of the options. Under Name/URL - you can just type your name, or further down the list is the "Anonymous" option, but you'd have to put your name in the body of your comment so I know who you are and can let you know when you win! :) Give it a try, please!

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