Teaching in Door County

It's fun to pack up the car and head to Door County. The air is crisp, the views are beautiful and vacation is in the air. Are you vacationing this year? Any staycations? 


I'll be teaching at the Savory Spoon in Ellison Bay. Jan Thomas and her team are so welcoming and fun to teach with.    

We're making a Bistro Lunch. Oui!  

This fall, I'll be offering the class in North Freedom. Stay tuned for dates. 


There's always a pretty sunset.  


Isle Lavender Farm on Washington Island.  



I'll send more as the trip goes on. Happy Summer. Be safe and be kind, 



PS. There are still a few spaces available for the October Paris Trip! 

Thanksgiving with all the Trimmings

Thanksgiving is approaching and it's time to gather recipes for your dinner.  I've created a Brandy & Cranberry dressing using Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Roll.  I love making Thanksgiving dinner.  There has been a few disasters over the years, but they've made great memories.  What are your favorite memories?

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Summer Breakfast

It's a perfect morning here in Wisconsin.  It's the kind of day we dream about in January when it's too cold to go outside and your eyelashes feel like they're going to freeze.

Not this morning.  The birds are chirping, the breeze in perfect and I got to enjoy fresh strawberries with yogurt and granola on my deck with a steaming cup of coffee.

I have a few favorite things I'd like to tell you about. I'll keep it short but they're very fun and may make your life easier.


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Butter, Let's Make It!

Living here in the Dairy State, we have all kinds of dairy events.  June is dairy month, and events are happening all over.  Cows on the Concourse brings cows to the Capital square in Madison.  Each county has a dairy breakfast where a farm is featured and breakfast is served to hundreds of visitors.  Today I'm making butter.  Make from the best organic heavy cream. It's easy and so delicious!

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Book Corrections and Updates

Hi everyone! The Little French Bakery Cookbook is finding its way to your homes. I'm having a wonderful time seeing you at signing events. It makes me so happy that you're reading the book and trying the recipes. Thank you! Oh how I wanted my book to be perfect. But guess what? Please say it isn't so. There are a few tweaks and corrections. If you've read the story, You're My Favorite Chicken, you've learned I'm from perfect. I tried, I really tried to get the recipes perfect. Lots and lots of eyes read and prepared the recipes and some goofs still snuck through. I'm trying to remain calm, and get you the corrections right way. It's so strange that many the corrections are related to flour.

Grab your copy (first edition.. Yay!) and here are some notes.

- On page 137, add 1 1/2 cups flour to the Kitchen Sink Cookie Recipe.

- On page 148, Perfect Birthday Cake. I transposed the numbers for the grams of flour. It should be 438 grams. This recipe make a lot of batter. Fill your three pans just over 1/2 full. If you have batter left over, you could make cupcakes!

- In the croissant recipe, the detremor should include 4 2/3 (595 gm) all-purpose flour

-On page 155, Marry Me Flourless Chocolate Cake, fold the flour ( or gluten free flour) into the chocolate mixture after you've stirred in the butter.

- Just a note about the Banana Cake. It's sweet, dense and similar to Banana Bread. It's very tasty, though some are finding the cake texture a surprise. Use yellow, not squishy ripe bananas and it won't be so sweet.

I'll keep you updated with any other changes. Thank you for your support and kindness.

A few readers have asked why there weren't any pictures of the resident pooches.  Mike and Heather Krakora of Krakora Studios took several when they were here.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Time with Gabby and Eddie

Gabby & Eddie


walking my dogs

Happy Thanksgiving to my USA readers!