Category Archives: Cakes

Buche de Noel – a classic dessert also provides family-fun activity

This classic Christmas dessert is a tradition in France. Evidently Napoleon believed cold air caused illnesses and ordered that all chimneys in Paris be closed in the winter. This eliminated the french tradition of gathering around an actual Yule Log … Continue reading

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Spiced Pear Cake with Honeyed Whipped Cream and Toasted Walnuts

Birthday cakes are so much fun to make, especially when they are for someone special to you.  This week my mother hit an undisclosed milestone and my family (including her younger brother who shares her birthday) gathered to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Honeyed Whipped Cream

Spring has sprung, at least it did earlier this week (today was more drab and chilly).  I am certain though that in the next few days we will again be able to relish the intoxicating fragrances of fresh cut grass … Continue reading

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Mom, Can We Camp Tonight?

It is a holiday weekend, the weather is FABULOUS and as the birds sing, the sky is blue in my backyard. My two adorable kids (yes, I am biased) have decided that we MUST camp. I don’t have the heart … Continue reading

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Favorite Foods with Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller is a Jacksonville resident and the most decorated American gymnast in history. (Yes, she appeared on the Wheaties box!) She has used the fame she gained through the Olympics to encourage others to make healthy lifestyle choices. In … Continue reading

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