Crêpes Suzette Cake (gluten-free)

  Once upon a time there was a girl who’d never made a crêpe. This same girl also had a dream of one day making a cake made of crêpes. An insurmountable dream? I think not.     First off….. (before I get into the cake recipe) I wanted to apologize for my lack of…

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Definitely, go you!! Oh my goodness there are not words. Such a lovely, beautiful post. I’m sorry you’ve been having such a rough go.. Difficulties of that nature are consuming, glad to hear things are on the mend. Hugs and prayers all around.. I can’t think of a better way to get back into the swing of things than with a cake like this.. Perfection.

Michele, just hopped on over after repinning your recipe from Maria (love her!) at Pinterest. Boy am I ever glad I clicked on thru to see ‘the face behind the blog’. I am completely enamored with your food work and photography! Stunningly beautiful. I love that you are a lover of black and white photography as well as cats as fur babies. :) (We have two Bombays, a boy and a girl.) Thanks ever so much for sharing. Sending lots of hugs and love as well as prayers your way for strength to get you, your daughter and your family through these tough emotional times. I look forward to reading future posts as I am now following your blog via Bloglovin’. Have a wonderful rest of the week! xo

Sending lots of positive vibes to Emilie and your family. She’s a lucky girl to have such a caring and loving family around her. Cake doesn’t fix everything, but it’s a good place to start. x

Kelly J

I am struck by your strength to keep going, support your daughter, and hang in there as a family. As a mental health professional, I know how hard this struggle is but you’re not alone. Thousand of families are in the same struggle. Hang in there. You’re doing good work. Your daughter is alive and will continue to win in this struggle. We ares ending you thoughts and prayers.

P.S. Love this recipe. I must try it. But that for another day.

So sorry to hear of your daughter’s illness but also glad to know that she’s doing better. Hope she gets well soon and you have only beautiful moments together.
And also I wanted to say that you have a wonderful blog and I love all your posts and photography. Thank you and have a nice day.

Michele, a slice would go so well with my breakfast coffee. It looks amazing!

I can’t believe you’ve never made a crepe before! I’m so glad your daughter is doing better. Sending possitive thoughts your way. The crepe cake is gorgeous.. I want to serve it for brunch!

Lacey Calhoun

Oh my God. This cake is beautiful. My mouth is watering!!!

I must tell that I gasped when I came across this photo (must have been Foodgawker). My daughter’s birthday is coming up and I just couldn’t nail a good dessert idea. She LOVES crepes. This simple but elegant crepe cake is right up her alley. I just had to tell you that you inspired me to make this for her this weekend. Thank you!

michele

Thanks so much for getting in touch and letting me know you’re excited to make my cake! Please let me know if you daughter loves it :)

Wow, I’m blown away by this cake!

jacquie

I have never understood the distinction between physical and mental illness. After all we are just people aren’t we and isn’t it all connected? but unfortunately there is a stigma attached. Depression is a long hard battle and yes it is a battle and can be life long. I’m glad to hear your daughter is receiving the help she needs. Having the help of a loving and supportive family can make all the difference and so many of us do not. My thoughts are with you all.

What an absolutely gorgeous blog you have here. Your photographs are stunning! I am so sorry to hear about what you’ve been going through with your daughter. I know — firsthand — how difficult it is. I suffered through severe depression and anxiety all through my young adulthood. I hope that your daughter is doing alright and that your family is coming through all of this. It is such a painful thing to come through. However, there is so much hope and so much light on the other side of it. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. xo

– Dena @ livelovesimple.com

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread… Gluten-free or not.

  About 22 years ago we were invited to a little Christmas party at my boss’s home. I worked at Laura Ashley in London and sold home furnishings and floral dresses for a living. What can I say…… it was a job. At this little Christmas gathering we were introduced to the magic of the…

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Ruth

Yummy and nostalgic. I think my mother had a similar recipe that she made..
you inspire me to bake!!

Scones, Scones & more Scones…… Gluten-free or Not.

  One day I was asked if I could recommend a good scone recipe. So I baked scones.     Then I tried another recipe for scones and drizzled them with chocolate. These ones were gluten-free and I could have eaten 6 of them, but gave them all away for the sake of my waistline….

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They look absolutely beautiful and delicious. I wish the ingredient measurements were in cups for us American’s….:) I’ve tried using a gram to cup converter and it doesn’t work or I’m doing something wrong. I love scones, love love love but they have to be GF otherwise I pay for it later.
MCB

Autumn Memories & Apple Cake

  It’s fall here. Lately I have been plagued by memories of my childhood. Memories that never fade or dull, but live on in my mind as if they happened yesterday. I didn’t have a very great childhood as a whole. It was filled with too many tears and drama, broken hearts and broken dreams,…

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Memories can be as sweet as Pie Cake.

Lisa Hutchinson

You are an incredible writer Michele! I just read it to Trevor and he could picture it all…..Although Trevor complained that you had the blue room! You captured the memories of the cottage so beautifully!

michele

Thanks so much Lisa. Most of our happy memories happened in Bala. We had the best times up there.

Your food, your story – everything about this post is just beautiful.

Pumpkin Cream Pie with a Gluten-Free (or not) Gingersnap Crust

  First off, I wanted to let you all know that I am now CAST FREE!!! After a grueling 10.5 weeks in a cast with a broken wrist, I am thrilled to say that a miracle happened and yesterday’s x-rays showed no sign of any fracture or anything. The doctor was puzzled to say the…

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“make a double batch so that you have way more than enough for both a pie crust AND eating” – you think like I think!

This pie is gorgeous. We can’t buy canned pumpkin puree here, so I’m going to have to make my own – it’ll be so worth it.