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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day~ not just for Mom

This is my Mother's Day tribute from my first cookbook 'Starting Fresh'. This is a special day for all of us!

A Piece Of Cake.
This cookbook is a tribute to the wonderful women who have been the ingredients in my life.
My grandmothers, who would be each the butter and the spice.
My own mother, a peach strong and sweet, who perished much to soon.
My mother-in-law, who having spent her life in the WhistleStop Cafe, is self- rising flour.
My sister who has been both the whisk that keeps me going and the stable source of my flame.
My delightful daughter (my son too) and my nieces, all the sprinkles, nuts and topping that have kept my life interesting.
My sisters-in-law who have shared their recipes for life.
My dozens of friends who have kept my strong shell from cracking.
All in all, life has not been a piece of cake... but still, so sweet.
For that I am always grateful.

Y'all don't forget to call and wish someone special a Happy Mother's Day!


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Sandi !
Hope it is a very very sweet one.


Cape Cod Washashore said...

What a beautiful bunch of ladies!!! Happy Mother's Day to you, Sandi! =)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful post and pictures. Love the one with the tiaras! Happy Mother's Day!

Daryl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog .. gotta tell you I found the cheapest best eyeline .. Ben Nye, theatrical make up... got it on eBay for less than you paid for Almay .. honest...

Love that photo .. love the recipe and your other blog .. those aprons are fabulous!

I'll be back!


Anonymous said...

Sandi, this post touched my heart in such a deep and moving way. First of all the top photo is just adorable. You are as cute as a button then and now! Second I think we all miss our mothers who have passed on so much, especially on this day. I'm sure your mom was a peach of a woman knowing she gave birth to someone as nice as you. Have a glorious Mother's Day! I love the regal look of the present day photo! Have fun. Barb Cabot

windycorner said...

What a wonderful dedication! So much to be thankful for. Hope you have a fun Mother's Day with your family, Sandi.

Gumbo Lily said...

What a sweet and thoughtful tribute.

Happy Mother's day Sandi.


Unknown said...

What a great Mother's Day post. Love the photos. Hope you have a good one!

Tonja said...

Happy Mother's Day, my friend. Hope the day is very special!

Heather said...

Happy Mother's Day Yall! Here's to some biscuits, eggs and sweet handmade cards by the babies.

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Sandi - Love the tiaras!

I linked you on my blog today, sending over a centerpiece (finally).

Happy Mother's Day.

Justabeachkat said...

Very sweet and I loved the photos. (I see you were playing Mexican Train.)

Hugs and Happy Mother's Day to YOU!

Naturegirl said...

Sandi: A beautiful tribute to Mother's Day!
May your joys be as bright as the smiles on all your faces in the photo!
Happy MOther's Day! hugs NG

I've been away for 2 months in ARIZONA so I have not been visiting blogs..too difficult to stay indoors when the sun is shining and many adventures to go on! I'm back now and looking forward to more stops at the cafe!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Mother/Grandmother's Day Sandi! That is an absolutely wonderful book dedication -- we are all a part of the love and influences of many wonderful women.

Hugs, Pat

Anonymous said...

What a sweet recipe. Happy Mother's Day.

Sandy McTier Designs said...

Hi Sandi,
Hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!
Sandy ;)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Family and food! Two F's I never mind taking part in :)
HMD Sandi!

Sally said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Sandi. My daughter came up and we painted the living room trim - for two days! I can barely move this morning, but we had so much FUN! Take care.

Anonymous said...

Sandi, I loved the pictures and the great tribute to your Moms and kids. We are all so lucky.

See you soon!

Nonnas News said...

I love your blog! And your Whitstle Stop website is adorable!!

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