Tag Archives: birthday


pavlova: light, delicious, perfect

We eat a lot of birthday cake at the office. Almost daily, songs break out, people flock, and a decadent dessert is devoured in record time.  This week was Lesia’s turn. Nothing says “it’s that time of year again already?” like a homemade treat and a song. Pavlova is the other birthday cake in my house. (I married an Australian.) […]

55, fit and fabulous!

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In my case, the fall didn’t stunt my growth. She may be six inches shorter than me, but she’s no shrinking violet. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is my mother, Marilee Joy. Elissa with her mother, who is 55, fit and fabulous! Please join me in celebrating her […]