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On Halloween, my cat turned 10 years old. My 3 year old niece thought throwing a birthday party for “the kitty,” as she likes to call Eleanor, was a great idea. Since we had the idea, I’d been trying to figure out how exactly you throw a party for a cat. I mean, the cat [...]

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Pastry Cream

by Sara on March 28, 2011

Pastry Cream

Eclairs. Fruit Tarts. Napoleons. Cakes. Cannolis. Fruit Pies. Cream Pies. What do these desserts have in common? They all can include pastry cream, a silky custard that is an important component to many recipes, but is also rather decadent on its own. You’ll find this custard filling an éclair, topping the prebaked pastry shell in [...]

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Madison Bistro Treats E-Book

by Sara on September 20, 2009

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Cookies

I decided to shake things up a bit with this e-book. Previously, I had used a service to take care of the sending out the e-book to people, but the service cost money, so I charged a small amount for the e-book to help cover costs…and I just didn’t feel very good about doing that. [...]

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Madison Bistro Treats

by Sara on August 15, 2009

Lemon Tea Cookies

In some ways, mid-August is one of my favorite times of year. Sure, I complain about it being a little too hot, a little too humid, but that very heat and humidity is so important to area crops, not to mention my own garden. The available local produce is at its peak, which translates into [...]

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