Thursday, May 7, 2015

When life gives you lemons...pucker up!


Yeah, yeah, we all know the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"! It's cliche, but it holds truth. In my case, instead of lemonade, I would make lemon BARS!  lol

Sometimes I blog as a way to speak to myself...to help myself through situations that life brings my way. This is one of those times! Instead of dwelling on the bitter, lip puckering taste of a lemon (or in my case, someone I wish would leave me alone but won't) I shall dwell on the sweetness of lemon bars instead :)

Here is a simple lemon bar recipe:

Lemon Triangles
  • 2/3 cup Imperial spread, softened
  • 2 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp grated lemon peel
  • Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350*.

Line 9x13 baking dish with no-stick foil.

Click here to see how to make these delicious, lip smacking treats... 



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Im back! Still baking...

It has been quite a while since I have checked in. I have been taking an online writing course AND I started up the Tastenc.com baking business again. The baby will be 1 this month and I am able to spend time in the kitchen baking once again.

I have decided to do weekly specials for Tastenc. I post them on Facebook and send an email out to my client list each week. Customers can order from the options I post. This is what I have always wanted to do. It is too difficult to take orders for different things on different days of the week. This way, it is just like a store front. We meet at a designated location, once a week and I can stock up on only the supplies needed to make the specials each week. 

My husband continues to encourage me to start a bakery here in Raleigh, NC. I have given it a lot of thought and even purchased a book about how to go about doing so. I have to admit, it is a little scary. I do not want to fail.
However, my husband asked me this last night, "Babe, when have you ever failed at anything you put your mind to?" I had to answer honestly. I can not remember failing at something I put my mind to and my heart into. This just may be an option in the near future!
I will have to adjust all of my recipes to be able to bake up larger quantities AND would need to come up with a few new recipes as well. Every bakery needs cupcakes, right???

I am in the process of developing a couple of gluten free and dairy free options for those who need them. Of course, I will have to taste them and be SURE they taste just as good as the standard options :) 

I am looking for several more weekly orders. I would like to find companies and organizations that will have a standard order with me every week. 

I promise to keep you updated on Tastenc and any future bakery plans! 

Happy Baking! 





Here is a super easy recipe to make banana bread at home!
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