The Lily Cafe Digest #18

Every time I post one of these Digests, I just feel a huge sigh of relief. I adore everything about blogging, but taking a break just feels so nice! After the past few weeks my family has had, I definitely need some time to retreat from the Internet and curl up to stare at walls. … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #18

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #5

That was...a fast two weeks. At the start of my break, I thought I'd do a Google search for my blog. It's not something I do often, but, sometimes, I like to see what shows up. Good news, my blog was the first one that popped up for me. Interesting news, an actual place called … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #5

The Lily Cafe Digest #17

And somehow it's just about the middle of the year, which also means it's time for my two week break to focus on family...and a whole bunch of dental appointments. I don't think my kids are thrilled at the pandemic seeming to be winding down in our area because it means they can't avoid dentists … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #17

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #4

And I'm back! While I love taking a week-long break every so often (planned), I do both miss being around here and wish it were longer. But I have a lot to catch up on and a lot to post. This time, I don't have quite as much to share. Everything is, more or less, … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #4

The Lily Cafe Digest #16

Dear Readers, things are a bit bumpy for me and my family, at least until mid-June, but I'm trying my best to deal with it with as much grace and flexibility as I can. Last week, my son's school opened for hybrid learning. It's meant a shift in when he does his schooling. For now, … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #16

How to Make Butter Cookies

As a ratio baker, I use weights and ratios to bake, so you'll find weights listed for most of the ingredients instead of cups. The Story How to Make Butter Cookies The Recipe The Story The cookie ratio scares me. I've been avoiding it for over a year. There are simply too many different kinds … Continue reading How to Make Butter Cookies

The Lily Cafe Digest #15

Dear readers, I've spent the past couple of weeks debating what to write here. First, I wrote about how exhausted I am and probably whined a little too much. Then, I wrote about a few mundane things that have happened to me and my family. But neither made me happy. I was resigned to this … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #15

How to Make a Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

As a ratio baker, I use weights and ratios to bake, so you'll find weights listed for most of the ingredients instead of cups. It's preferable to look at this as more of a how-to guide. The Story How to Make a Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting The Recipe The Story When I … Continue reading How to Make a Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The Lily Cafe Digest #14

This is my last Digest of the year, and thank goodness this year is coming to an end though next year probably won't be too different, at least at first. Instead of picking a topic or two to ramble about, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for reading, enjoying, and … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #14

How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

As a ratio baker, I use ratios and weights to bake, so this is more of a how to guide than an actual recipe. Ratio baking cookies has eluded me since I tried them last year. This year, with the holidays coming up and with needing to entertain young cooped up children (thanks, pandemic), I … Continue reading How to Make Gingerbread Cookies