Author: Jamie K. Ferrugiaro

I am passionate person who loves learning, adventure, and life. I believe in working towards your goals every day! And for the other days, some wine will do. Check out more info: www.jamiekaren.com

Take the leap Yoga challenge: day 13

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So today may be Valentine’s Day, but more important it is the 13th day in my yoga challenge. I haven’t been posting photos of poses anymore for this challenge. I am still very new to yoga, and I found that doing the poses, practicing, and more every day is challenge enough without trying to take photos of yourself!

So until I get better at it I am just holding off. I still continue to enjoy this challenge, though. I really like the practice program I have, and I have also met some really awesome people from this challenge! It didn’t occur to be that might be a side effect, but it feels really refreshing and good. Everyone who I have talked to who also does the challenge is very nice, encouraging, and inspiring!

 

3 cake tips from mom every baker should follow

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I was having a discussion with my mother this afternoon about baking, since I plan on trying to make madeleines again Sunday morning.

My mom has always been a really great baker. We have always had homemade deserts for all special occasions. At Christmas time, we have cannoli, around 10 different kinds of cookies, and more.

Recently, I have decided to use Evernote to collect recipes and different tips from her (and likely other places too). As we were discussing my madeleines, we started talking about cake.

I thought I’d share these things here, too! These 3 tips is something she said was on most recipes, but a lot of time people skim over them and don’t follow them directly.

  1. With most cake, all diary has to be brought to room temperature.
  2. Gradually add sugar into beaten butter.
  3. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk, and you only stir them in you don’t beat them in.

Ok, that’s it! Hope these tips are helpful to some other (perhaps newb like me?) baker.

Day 6 of take the leap yoga challenge

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I thought I would post every day for this challenge, and then I realized what a challenge in and of itself that was! So unfortunately folks, that might not happen. I will try to be more consistent if I can, but with how big my to do list is the most important things is that I’m doing the challenge, whether or not I share it digitally.