This blog was formerly A Year in the Kitchen. When I began blogging, the intention was to chronicle my first year in the kitchen as a married gal. I had so much fun that it lasted three wonderful years.
My life has changed a lot in those three years though, and so has my blogging style and content.
I invite you to read the About the Author page for more information about me and my blog, just click on the link above!
My sister is turning 21 on October 11, howver she'll be studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, so we had a surprise 21st birthday party for her over the weekend. Her favorite beer is Heineken Light, so I made her a Heine cake. I asked her what her favorite cake flavors would be because I had a cake to make for a wedding shower as well, and I she told me I should make lemon cake with a strawberry creme filling. So I used that flavor combo for her! I used this recipe for lemon verbena cake, I used Dorie's pastry cream recipe, halved, mixed with 1/2 c. fresh pureed strawberries, and my standard buttercream and fondant.
I am an accountant by day and home cook/blogger by night! I love trying new ethnic cuisine, but also enjoy classic, home cooked fare. I spend most of my free time with my husband, daughter and 3 dogs. I love to cook, bake, read, hike and revel in nature.