by Dianne Boate I used to buy chocolate in 10-pound bars from a company near the old produce market in San Francisco. The bookkeeper there made me a Christmas cake every year and it was terrible, but I loved it because she made it for me. We will venture forth here with quality recipes easy […]
by Dianne Boate Six years ago, I watched apprehensively as eleven people took forks in hand to try their first bite of my new Pecan Pie. Then, silence. Not one word. Color was coming and going on my face as they sat silently, chewing. My brain was bursting with all the arguments against making pie […]
by Dianne Boate If you are blessed with lemon trees, there are so many opportunities to use them as gifts (a small basket of lemons tied with a yellow ribbon) or for décor
by Dianne Boate Cornmeal has come a long way in the hearts of cooking people for its versatility within a wide variety of dishes.
by Dianne Boate There are many reasons for the kitchen to be called the heart of a home, for it can be used as a secret weapon if a balance of harmony gets upset.
by Dianne Boate It took a lot of nerve, really, starting a baking business in my apartment kitchen, but by training myself to use what I have on hand for all of my life, I was provided with a history of certain derring-do, a yes-I-can attitude that made it a success from the start.