Let them Eat Cake!

It’s been birthday season in my family-my Dad’s birthday was earlier this month; my Mom’s birthday was exactly a week prior to his(Halloween); and my brother’s was exactly a week prior to hers. It’s great being around family after these last couple of years abroad. Dinner is our household (about 12 adults and 6 grandchildren!) is a time to: catch up, reminisce, gossip, celebrate; it’s loud; chaotic…BUT I really wouldn’t have it ANY other way! And there’s no shortage of food or wine…ever!

I’m really looking forward to cooking Thanksgiving dinner this month. I’ll be in charge of the main bird itself, as well as the stuffing, the gravy, and the pumpkin pie…but I also have two little recipes up my sleeve for the Day. Last Christmas I cooked the turkey and a few good sides, so I’m not feeling too nervous about cooking the turkey…it’s just deciding what flavors I want to include…

While I brainstorm new recipes, here’s a look at some of the cakes I’ve been making in the San Francisco/family home test kitchen: (Who needs/wants a cake in San Francisco??)

 

 

 

A Quick Catch-Up

Helllloo!

I spent the last week in West Cork, and it allowed for a much needed internet/social media/blog detox apart from a couple of photos posted to Instagram and Facebook. As a blogger, it is important, and healthy, to take a step back from the internet every once in a while. I got to go to a childhood friend’s wedding(the bride looked fabulous!) and spend time with my parents and twin sister. It was a week well spent with family and friends!

I did a tiny bit of recipe testing for my upcoming EBook, which I am so excited about! I’m writing, editing, and photographing it myself…which has had it’s challenges, but I am incredibly proud. It’ll showcase some of my more popular recipes from my blog, as well as a couple of EXCLUSIVE (oooOOhh) ones! It’ll be available next month!

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It’s sugar-free, paleo, but you’ll have to grab my EBook out next month to get the recipe!

 

I feel very refreshed and a little more refocused. It’s that sea air down in West Cork that does that! How gorgeous was Bere Island looking earlier this week? The weather was sunny, and I look like a tomato, but it was such a great week.

Who will be heading down to West Cork the first week of August(Regatta Festival)?!  I’ll be giving a cookery demo–more details to follow!!

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Hungry Hill from Bere Island