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Chocolate Cake, Anyone?

January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day. It’s another one of those lesser known food holidays that you tend to find out about via Facebook or Twitter. Of course, I had to send a quick shout out to my favorite … Continue reading

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National Cookie Day

Cookie. It is such a simple word. But it brings happiness to a lot of us. Think about it. Say “cookie” out loud. What are you thinking about? I’ll bet a great childhood memory, a delicious sugary sweet, or maybe … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Seeds

If you are carving that holiday pumpkin in preparation for Halloween or planning on making a pumpkin pie using fresh pumpkin, don’t throw those seeds away! With a little extra effort, you can turn those seeds into a great (and … Continue reading

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The Great Pumpkin

By the end of every October in the United States, one is likely to see pumpkins (or winter squash) in grocery stores or out on neighbors’ lawns as part of a Halloween display. Indeed, Halloween serves as the first “official” … Continue reading

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One Cake, Please

Inspiration is where you find it. There is something so magical about discovering your muse and bringing a vision to fruition. Some find inspiration in nature, others in a lover or close relative. Chicago-based artist Lauren Brescia found inspiration in … Continue reading

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Little Steps

I have learned from my journey in bringing Savor Baking Company to life that it is necessary to take little steps. I mentioned in a previous post that I had a drastic career shift last year. I will not rehash … Continue reading

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Life of a Small Business Owner

Starting a business is a grand endeavor. It is not for the faint of heart, nor one who is not up for a challenge. In many ways getting a business off the ground is an uphill battle. But I believe … Continue reading

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Red Velvet, Red Velvet

Growing up in the South has had an immense influence on the products that I bake. Pound cakes and pies maintained a common presence on the Sunday dinner table. The best of these sweet treats were scratch-baked from memory, as … Continue reading

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Getting Older or Getting Better?

I celebrated a birthday earlier this month: number 32. I was grateful to my husband who cooked a nice dinner for me; and, I responded to all of my well-wishes from friends and family. Additionally, the temperatures were warm and … Continue reading

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A Meeting of Minds

I had an interesting and enlightening conversation last week with a wise woman and fellow Spelman alumna, Erin Goseer Mitchell. I went to Erin’s home to deliver a caramel cake, but the event turned into something more than a business … Continue reading

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