A very dear friend of mine, Leila, just recently started her blog. Vida Salveo is about health is wealth and living your best life free of stress and getting back to basics in our food and products. She writes from her soul and is just her being her so it’s beautiful and a joy to read. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Leila years ago on Amelia Island Florida. My first impression of Leila was that she was approachable, warm and welcoming. She never spoke ill of anyone and was never judgemental of anyone’s actions. Leila said something when we first met that has stuck in my mind that I wished I had used and stuck too as she had. When asked why she never went out often with the crew after work and grab beers. Leila made the comment that as often as we went out to the bar you could have put that money away and traveled. And traveled she did. Leila is one of the few I’ve kept in …
I like to consider Laverne DeFazio a good friend of mine. I grew up watching her and I thought she was hilarious with her timing and physical comedy.
Life is about experiences and making good friends for life. You’ll make lots of friends along the way but only about a handful you’ll actually really like. I like Vikki. A lot.
If you don’t like caramel why bother living? I’ve only met one person in my life that doesn’t like caramel and honestly, I really don’t know why he bothers going on with life. Caramel would be the only good thing he’s got. Sad but true.
If you have been following me here in New York, you’ve noticed I wave at dogs and give children the finger. Which one day is bound to get my ass royally kicked. You’re also a baker and probably collect cookbooks like myself.
Every baker should have their go-to, no fail, multiple use tart dough. Tart dough has multiple uses in the pastry kitchen. You’ll always want to have a tart dough recipe on hand. Trust me. I’m a professional.
If you’re looking for a smooth as silk and luxurious coffee buttercream. Look no further. This buttercream is so elegant you’ll want to eat it with a spoon.