2014 in review

Happy New Year!! I hope that 2015 brings you the best that life has to offer! Another great year of blogging has passed. I had forgotten how many great recipes I found and shared with you. My number 1 post in 2014 was Gordon Ramsey’s Roast Chicken with baby vegetables Not surprising…it’s always listed in the Top…

Cookie Staging

I learned a new trick. When I first made my Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies I was a little crestfallen because they looked home-made unlike the picture I saw on-line. Mine had dough obscuring the chocolate chips. So although they tasted better than store-bought, they looked too “homey”. I realize that this may mostly be…

Vanilla bean 2013, a year in review

The WordPress.com stats helpers prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. I am very proud to share that my site has been viewed 5,600 times in 2013 🙂 Its more than I could have imagined and asked for. I have visitors from all over including Europe and Australia, which is exciting. I’ve learned that…

Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog site, hosted by WordPress.com! This site is a lot more versatile and gives me a lot more creative freedom. I still haven’t figured it all out – I may even change the look of my page! I’m super excited to share more recipes with you on my new site. Orientation:…