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 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.