Easy Preschool Treats; Soy Mini-Muffins

wilton mini muffin pan

Summer time and the livin’ easy. Oh wait, it’s March…and I’ve got two kids under five in my house. Life is not so easy. But the weather is darn nice. I’m on the preschool treat circuit; I’ve finally worked it out in my seventh month.  And a pro-tip I must share: mini-muffins!

Della Fattoria Bread; Best Sonoma County Cookbook 2014

Della Fattoria Bread Cookbook 2014

We all search for things in life.  Love, the perfect pair of pants, the most super fabulous vacation. My quest: bread cookbooks. Not just any bread cookbooks.  I want one that makes me a bread baking champion.  A recipe where I can cavort around the kitchen saying  “Yeah, I made this…no big…” Major magic happening in…

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Shop Party, Santa Rosa’s Indie Craft Fair


I’m a gift giver.  It’s in my DNA. I love the element of surprise from an unexpected present.  A sense of happiness waves over me when I’ve chosen the perfect gift.  Presents need to be on point.  I set high expectations for myself. From the minute I could make my own,  I was showering family and friends with gifts.  Some might call…

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My Drip Coffee Experiment


A friend of mine has been going crazy for pour-over coffee, also known as drip coffee. So when the makers of San Francisco’s Nee coffee dripper offered me a chance to try their product, I was excited. I’m always searching for that perfect cup of coffee with major wow! factor. Then again aren’t all coffee lovers?