Let Them Eat Cake!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

Let Them Eat Cake!

In June 2013, I decided to take a cake decorating class. Several years prior, my sister Judy taught me how to decorate cakes, but I decided to take a class to fine-tune my techniques, such as creating roses. Plus, where better to be in the hot, humid New York summer than inside a wonderfully air-conditioned room where neither I, nor the newly decorated treats, could wilt! A week or two after the class started my very dear friend, Bryan, asked me to be his “best groomswoman” for his August wedding in Vegas. He...

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8 Business Strategies Learned from Trick-or-Treating

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015

8 Business Strategies Learned from Trick-or-Treating

As an avid Trick-or-Treater in the 1970’s through early 80’s, and as an Entrepreneurial Chef in the 2010’s, I now see the great business strategies I learned from trick-or-treating: 1. We were never afraid to knock on closed doors. Every new door approached held great excitement and mystery. When we came to a door where nobody answered, did we call it quits and go home? No! We may have grumbled a bit, but we kept going! We knocked on the next door and the one after that and so on. Business...

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Learning to Expand My Horizons Instead of My Waistline

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014

Learning to Expand My Horizons Instead of My Waistline

As I close out the month of April and look towards May, I have made some decisions about how I’m going to move forward with approaching how I deal with the loss of my Mom and for once, I won’t be turning to food for solace! May is a very tough month, emotionally. Mom’s birthday is right at the beginning and then a week later is Mother’s Day. I miss Mom terribly on a daily basis and as if I needed the reminder, we start getting inundated with tons of “Don’t Forget Your Mom on Mother’s Day” ads for several weeks...

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The First Venture into the Blog from L!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014

The First Venture into the Blog from L!

I’ve been both excited and nervous about blogging for quite awhile, but just wasn’t sure when or how to start. I’ve finally decided that now’s the time . . . 1:41 eastern standard time on 8/29/12. I have learned so much from having attended culinary school . . . gulp . . . nearly five years ago, and find that every day that I’m in the kitchen, I keep learning even more . . . especially learning at “cooking crunch” times, which are the rare times that I’m completely under the wire to finish preparing a meal for a...

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