Nineteen years ago today, a wee little boy was handed to me, his stocking cap tied with a green ribbon. His calm, even-keeled personality was apparent from the beginning as was his appetite for sports, music and food. Give the kid a sippy cup, a bag of Cheerios, a drum and a ball and … [Read more...] about Sammy!!!
I don't know about you guys, but I have vivid dreams pretty much every night. Sometimes I wake up with complete memory of the dreams. Other nights, the dreams lurk just beyond reach, simultaneously elusive and present. what are you trying to tell me When I began my baking career in … [Read more...] about Nightmares and Dreams
Feeling that tinge of nostalgia again. 17 years ago, I was blessed to meet my daughter, Emmy. A firecracker from day 1, Emmy has always been a force of nature. Funny, smart, biting in the typical teenage girl kind of way and yet remarkably sensitive and kind, Emmy has helped make me a better person … [Read more...] about She’s 17!
I recently had an email exchange with someone that made me realize something about myself, my career and Valentine's Day that I wanted to share with you. The 'someone' was Jean Fain, the writer and Eating Disorder therapist who wrote this article about me a couple of months ago. Jean asked if I … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Love
Have you ever asked yourself what change you hope to make? It's a question I can easily imagine being posed to doctors, politicians, educators, attorneys, musicians, therapists, coaches, athletes and more, and my guess is that the answer is very clear for many. I was recently asked this question … [Read more...] about One cookie at a time
I was meant to be a pastry chef and knew this from the time I was maybe 8 years old. While my friends were reading Judy Blume, I was reading cookbooks. When it was raining and my friends were playing games or watching tv, I was making cakes and messes in the kitchen. I wanted to go to a culinary … [Read more...] about There are no coincidences