Hi friends! I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. It's been hotter than blazes here, so I've been doing a lot of cooking and baking at night when temperatures cool. It's been nice - mostly quiet except for the whir of the electric mixer and two lazy pugs snoring on the kitchen floor. I could get used to being a nocturnal baker. (Maybe.)
It's hard to believe that July 4th is just days away! I love celebrating this day. I'm so proud to be an American and I love my country - a place where I'm free to pursue my dreams and my own idea of happiness (which tends to involve quite a lot of baking). We celebrate in our own small way - usually with an intimate cookout, packages of sparklers (instead of fireworks) and cupcakes for dessert.