Friday, April 22, 2011
7 months pregnant and looking great! Lots of blessings for the newlyweds, new homeowners, and expecting parents. This is their other baby Chico, an American bulldog and not even a year old yet who loves kids and doesn't realize his strength as he topples them over wanting to play.
I keep telling myself, "This is the last time!'' after spending hours in the kitchen icing cookies and then I see the expressions on their faces as I hand over the cookies. Then I sigh, "It's all worth it." I don't think people realize the time, energy, and sweat that goes into baking.
Not only did it take a whole day to decorate the cookies but an hour of Japanese writing lessons from Ms. Nomura, art lessons from Maha, and a whole day of practice just to make sure they were good enough for my sweet friend Gwen who was throwing a Yakudoshi party for her daughter Jennifer.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Martha Stewart's coconut cake recipe is my favorite in the Baking Handbook and I expected these cupcakes to a be a mini version. Tasty but I still prefer the cake!
My cupcakes are now on display at the prettiest boutique in Hawaii, Madison and Company.
Leftover roast chicken never tasted so good. Roast chicken from the grocery store has to be one of the greatest inventions. Chopped and combined with Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, rosemary, green onions, and walnuts and served on top of toasted bread. Delicious.