May 26, 2016

Even though I am not a huge drinker - one vodka tonic with a splash of cranberry will hold me 

over for a night - I know that many guests at an event or party can take their beverages very 

seriously. I find that some guests may be a little more forgiving when...

May 19, 2016

Now that Gary and I have moved into our home, we find ourselves having guests over much 

more often. Obviously, because the house is so much larger, it makes it easier to host a party. Being that we have had about 12 gatherings within the last six months, it opened my e...

May 11, 2016

Recently I’ve had a few of my brides and grooms ask for a simpler wedding cake. Either they are being budget conscious or they like a cleaner, more tailored look to the design. Either way, I have led these clients to wonderful bakeries that I may not normally send my c...

May 5, 2016


This year I thought I would do something a little different to celebrate my mom, sister, and 

niece’s special day on May 8th. Since Mother's Day falls on the 8th this year, it will also be a 

special day for me…my 52nd birthday. But all of my focus this year will be on...

May 2, 2016


1. Martini


As one story goes, this drink was originally called the Martinez, for the California town 

where it was first mixed in the late 1800s. The martini is a perennial favorite, always 

glamorous and always served ice-cold. Keep the gin in the freezer and the glass...

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