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Baking

Maura Byrne before MIHI

Yesterday’s post was heavy, so before tackling forgiveness I thought I’d lighten it up a bit! I wrote a really good post for tomorrow on forgiveness today while busting out some 7 minute miles at the gym. I credit that to the three shots of espresso I had in the afternoon.
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“Honey are you married?”

Over the summer, when I worked as a baker, a customer approached me in my flour covered apron and pulled back hair, touched my arm and said, Honey are you married? I chuckled and said no. Well whoever you marry, he better like to exercise because you are going to make him fat with all
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My First Turkey

I’ve watched my mom cook a turkey for years and this year I got to do it. And the fire department didn’t even come, unlike other cooking adventures I have embarked upon. Don’t look at me, it wasn’t my fault that the sugar in the apple turnovers converted to liquid and dripped down the
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So, I Use to be a Pastry Chef

Prior to founding and launching Made in His Image I worked as a baker and pastry chef. If I didn’t learn it from my Mom I learned it from Elisabeth and Chad, owners of Tartine in San Francisco. They are incredible!! Visit their website by clicking here. Someone asked me to post
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Chunky woolen sweaters from jcrew, warm mugs of cider and cooler weather…

these are three of my favorite things about fall. Oh and I can’t forget my six year old jcrew vest and woolen ski hat. The other day someone asked if I had stopped posting anything baking related on my blog, since I was working full-time with Made in His Image. Good question, an
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Granola Bars

Last night Kathleen, one of my sweet roommates showed me this recipe for Granola Bars. It’s from a blog called Homemade Incredible. Check it out homemadeincredilbe.wordpress.com. This recipe for Granola Bars looks awesome. I’m going to try it tomorrow and will let you know
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Tartlet Pans

To answer a few email questions – I bought my tartlet pans in California at one of my favorite stores – Sur la Table. Sur la Table is a baker’s paradise, a store very similar to Williams Sonoma. I will never forget going there with my mom one sunny morning. The most
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Fruit Tarts

In regards to my limited skill as a baker – if I didn’t learn it from my mother I learned it from Pastry chef Elizabeth Prueitt and her husband, renowned baker Chad Robertson. They are both the co-owners of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. They both trained in the Culinary Arts
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Tuesday’s Cooking Lesson

Each week I bake with a little girl that I take care of. This week we made homemade pasta, but I didn’t have a camera on me so I couldn’t take pictures. But the week before we  made some good ole’, sure to please chocolate chip cookies. We used the simplest, yet one
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A Few Bakery Pictures

I’m getting a new camera and I’m so excited. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about photography and look forward to dabbling more with my new-found hobby. Besides the professional pictures of my food, most of my pictures on my blog have been taken with my blackberry.
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