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A personal N O T E

A personal N O T E

There doesn’t seem like a time when I am not creating, being inspired.  A far away island I’d like to call my second home but truthfully it is in the kitchen standing in front of the stove, oven or leaning against a counter top.  I often wonder how I got here while being appreciative for those that inspire me to stay.  It’s neither easy nor difficult.  Most moments are fun, most, I laugh and say.  It becomes challenging when I begin to count all the many things I need to do or think I need to do.  How to be...

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Lemon Pound Cake with the Youth @ Family Focus Evanston / week 2

Lemon Pound Cake with the Youth @ Family Focus Evanston / week 2

Lights, Camera, Action and now we enter the world of culinary arts @ Family Focus Evanston. Some of us are novices while others walk around with chef kits, monogramed aprons and candy thermometers. They only thing in common is our shoe sizes, smiles, lack of desire to wash dishes, our constant wantingness (made up word) to lick the bowl, spatula, and our eagerness to create edible magic art. We come together weekly and now, invite you into our world, E N J O Y!    

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The Young conquer the Sweet Potato Pie / week 1

The Young conquer the Sweet Potato Pie / week 1

Lights, Camera, Action and now we enter the world of culinary arts @ Family Focus Evanston. Some of us are novices while others walk around with chef kits, monogramed aprons and candy thermometers. They only thing in common is our shoe sizes, smiles, lack of desire to wash dishes, our constant wantingness (made up word) to lick the bowl, spatula, and our eagerness to create edible magic art. We come together weekly and now, invite you into our world, E N J O Y!  

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Inspiring Creativity, Sharing and Educating

Inspiring Creativity, Sharing and Educating

I wore pig tails, played hide-n-seek, jumped double dutch, danced in the talent show and felt safe, secure and loved while attending Family Focus Community Center Evanston.  I was in grade school and my only responsibility was homework and Saturday chores.  How simple my life was back then.  Only if I now could find a time machine.  I guess I have found one of sorts as I am now an adult sharing my love and gift of pastries, chocolates and confections to small children that once looked like me at Family Focus Community Center Evanston.   Three girls showed up,...

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Cacao Pod

Cacao Pod

Question:What's that in the picture?Answer:It's the beginning to happiness and pleasure that will certainly inspire ones mouth to part with a smile. It's a CACAO POD. It gives life to the many cacao beans inside it, that, with other ingredients will turn into CHOCOLATE, sweet, bitter or rich, chocolate. Yes, we make chocolate from scratch!    

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