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I have been cooking and baking since I was 8 years old.  My first endeavor was making chocolate sauce in Girl Scouts which I promptly burnt! A smell never to forget.  My mother was a great influence: she never stood next to me nor behind me telling me what to do.  She just let me bake or cook anytime I wanted and was always near by to answer questions or look at what I had done and tell me if it was ok.

Though I have been in the kitchen perfecting my skills, I had never researched and experimented with a recipe nor compared recipes for the best of.  This inspiration came about earlier this year when I was on the search for the perfect vanilla cake, the results were amusing and inspiring, results which I will share later.  But this little experiment started me thinking about doing more of this.  My daughter promptly urged me to start a blog about my experimentation and that brings us to here.  I hope you  enjoy reading.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. Valerie permalink
    December 2, 2011 4:03 pm

    Wow, everything smells soooo good. Great job!

  2. December 3, 2011 4:02 pm

    So excited to hear about your baking adventures!

  3. kathy permalink
    December 4, 2011 3:18 am

    hi sue…….we had a great evening with you and rich tonight! everything was delicious as always 🙂 enjoy the rest of the weekend and we’ll talk soon. xoxo

  4. Valerie permalink
    December 24, 2011 4:37 am

    Have a Merry Christmas, I l loved your Christmas Card, its was beautiful.
    Thanks for your blog!!

  5. December 24, 2011 11:40 am

    Thank you very much, Valerie!! Have a wonderful Christmas and I will see you soon!!!

  6. Barbara Girling permalink
    January 16, 2012 9:39 pm

    Hi- I love the pictures – particularly of the scrod and the brownies. I’m hungry NOW. Can’t wait to try the the second brownie.

  7. corinne permalink
    April 25, 2013 9:59 pm

    Hi Sue omg i love your blog can’t wait to make some of these recipes

  8. February 16, 2014 6:28 am

    Susie – I am surprised there are no cupcakes. Whenever I am looking for a recipe, I go to the websites for Cooking LIght, Food Network, and Epicurious. I’ll often add Martha in there too. Now, I always go to yours too and have often found the perfect recipe I was looking for! I happen to be looking for whipped cream filled cupcakes and was surprised to see no cupcakes at all came up in my search on your site. Are you against cupcakes, like apple cider (I am using your pork and apples recipe this week – another one I searched for – and saw your comment about the cider).
    Love, Gail

  9. February 16, 2014 12:14 pm

    Gail, Haha! I have absolutely nothing against cupcakes, just never think to make them! I either make cookies or a whole cake when I get a chance. I will have to make some cupcakes soon! 2 other great sites for cupcakes and baked goods in general, are Joy the Baker: and King Arthur Flour Love, Susie

  10. Kathryn dangio permalink
    December 25, 2019 8:44 am

    Love it!!

  11. December 28, 2019 1:48 pm


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