A Family of Talented Bakers


I have Aunts and Uncles who love to bake elaborate cakes for birthdays and other occasions. I was unaware it had filtered down to my cousins. Clearly it did not filter down to me. I thought I’d share the latest creation, which I thought was stunning. My cousin Bret made it for his niece, Harper.


Each layer looked delicious.


So very, very cute.


I’d say it was a success.  Can’t wait to see the next one.


Which turned out to be the next day, for his seven year old son. Per his request, Batman!

My cousins Bret (left) and Eric (right)

My cousins Bret (left – baker) and Eric (right – father of the birthday girl)




Dinner Menu Delayed

Hello all. My best intentions to get to the menu yesterday and today have been thwarted. I have a sick kitteh and I still have to bake a birthday cake for tomorrow.

I’ll try again tomorrow to post the menu.  Until then…



Thursday Recipe Exchange: Birthday Treats

Alas I have no pie photos, but I do have Key Lime Bars.

This will be an abbreviated recipe exchange. Thursday surprised me this week, mostly because I have a short work week, second week in a row, so I have no idea if I’m coming or going trying to get everything accomplished before I take a day off. And why am I taking yet another day off? Because my birthday is Sunday and I decided to make a long weekend of it.

So when the food blogger makes her birthday treat, what does she choose? Key Lime Pie.

What do you do for you birthday? Are you a cake person, and if so, what’s your favorite? Or do you like something different?

Key Lime Pie

So easy, yet sooo good!

  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 6 tbsp Key limejuice*
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 9 inch graham cracker pie crust
  • 4 oz real cream whipped topping
  • 1 lime, sliced

Preheat oven to 250°

Combine milk & yolks with mixer until well blended. Add limejuice and zest, mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool, then spread whipped topping over the top, garnish with lime slices, and refrigerate until served.

* you can substitute regular limejuice if needed.

The recipe for the Key Lime Bars in the photo is here.