Author Archives: Janet

Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip and Walnut Breakfast Cookies, and Southern NY Tier Flood Relief

This past Wednesday I received a text from my brother in New York. It read, “Evacuations all over. 10,000 people in Broome County. Jen will lose her house. I couldn’t get back because they evacuated my town.” On Thursday, another text from my brother, “R u watching the weather channel? This is bad.” From Jen, […]

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Mango Macadamia Bread, and old friends

“Ribbit… Frogggggy!!” Those were the first words spoken in almost 30 years when my high school “brother” and dear friend Victor, with his sweet wife Vicki, landed on my doorstep a few months back. Through the wonders of facebook, my “bro” and I were able to reconnect, and finally catch up on life again. Victor […]

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Recap: Taste of the Nation 2011 and Food Bloggers Great American Bake Sale

What a whirlwind weekend I had last week! Team LaDue and Crew Food Blogger Bake Sale raised nearly $1200 for Share Our Strength- that’s $600 more than last year! That was in 5 hours, with just a few items sold from home the following day. We are blessed to have an amazing location at 5th […]

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English Toffee and the 2nd Annual Food Bloggers Great American Bake Sale

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a single mom. At that point in time, I had two children (I now have 4). Life. Was. Hard. It was the late 80’s, beginning 90’s, and while the nation spoke of abundant living, I was trying to figure out how to stretch a $6 […]

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Thin Mint and Irish Cream Tiramisu

Soooo… how many Girl Scouts have you mowed down just to get your box of Thin Mints? Or did you steal them off your co-workers desk? Yeah, you. You know who you are. I know how it works. I was once a Girl Scout, long ago. I won’t give too much detail, but it was […]

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