Monthly Archives: October 2015

Shrimp Florentine

After posting about my marathon meal preparation I got a request for the Shrimp Florentine recipe. So here you go Susan, The original recipe came from this Better Homes & Garden cookbook. However I made a few adjustments. 1 lb. … Continue reading

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5 Frugal Things

There were two cents waiting for me when I got to the self-checkout machine at the grocery store. The Pacific Northwest had an unusually warm and long summer. Short days, cool temperatures and rain, all proof that summer has past. When the … Continue reading

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stumped again

Here are a couple of other things I can’t figure out. This green spikey thing I guess it could be a hair brush for a GIANT. Then there’s this, it looks like a bar of soap, but the label reads On … Continue reading

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Show & Tell

Last week I told you I was back to being retired. Well, On Friday a customer called who HAD to have a two tiered birthday cake for her son on Sunday. Our policy is 2-weeks notice for tiered cakes, but … Continue reading

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I’m stumped

I find thrifting entertaining. Sometimes though I get stumped. I was at Goodwill when I found an object that I can not identify. It was with the figurines. It’s pretty. It’s about 9″ tall and 2 1/2″ in diameter. The … Continue reading

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Five Frugal Things

Despite being tempted on several occasions,  I have refrained from turning on the furnace.  I just wear layers and huddle in my blanket. I batched errands including a trip to the grocery store where I bought a marked down sirloin … Continue reading

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Sunday Show & Tell

The new decorating staff has everything under control and thankfully that means I can go back to my retirement. That’s the good news, the bad news is I’m not at the bakery taking pictures all the time, so I don’t … Continue reading

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Frugal House Numbers

When I had a covered back porch added to the my 3 bedroom rambler, I purchased not only the light fixtures for the porch but for the front of the house too. I didn’t want a hodge-podge of styles. The new lamps had … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Sunday

my favorite customers are the ones that  bring in an inspiration piece and ask us to design a cake from it. here are a few examples:

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Sunday Show & Tell

Wedding season is winding down. We have made a wide variety of wedding cake designs. From Traditional to alternate shape to one only a geek could design Two ways to serve a crowd, one large cake or a tiered cake … Continue reading

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