Saturday, April 10, 2010

Join the Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I am joining in on this Ultimate Blog Party for the first time. I'm not exactly sure if I am doing what I am supposed to be doing , but I'm giving it a try. If this is your first time visiting my blog "Welcome"!
A little bit about me:
My name is Yael , originally from Syracuse, N.Y. and have lived in Israel for the past 30 years. I have three grown daughters, have always loved to bake but only in the last few years taken it on as my true passion.
I teach elementary school and as much as I enjoy my profession, would love to take a new direction in my life, with baking and cookie decorating as my avenue. But the bills still have to get paid, so for now, I leave it as my free time activity and look for any opportunity and occasion to bake for someone!
Last year I took a professional pastry chef course and had the time of my life, learned an amazing amount and realized that this is really what I want to do. How to do it is another story and I'm working on that all the time.
I'm looking forward to visiting other blogs participating in this party. Would love to read any comments , short or otherwise, just to let me know you've been visiting. Have a look around - anxious to meet some new friends!


  1. Hi there Yael.
    I hope you are enjoying living here.
    I'm stopping by the via the Blog Party to say hello.
    This is so much fun!

    Have a great Saturday!

  2. I love baking, too, but am kind of timid about actual pastry art! Bravo for you going for what you truly love to do. Happy partying! :)

  3. I'd love to get some professional training in the kitchen. I work in health care, but my joy comes from creating! Can't wait to look around your blog.

  4. オッス! Nice to meet you! :D Just stopping by from the party to say howdy. Love your blog.

    Have a great weekend and happy UBP! :D And hope to see you stop by sometime!!


  5. Hi Yael! All you do is visit around other blogs. There really isn't a wrong way to do it.

    I'm visiting from UBP! Hope you can drop by my Party!!

  6. Nice to meet you too! I share your passion for cooking and baking -- it's nice to have found your blog.

  7. Yael, thanks for visiting my blog. I loved visiting Israel. I've traveled out of the country a few other times and was so happy to get back home. But when I was in Israel I wanted to stay forever! I think part of it was how similar things there are to Southern California - the climate and the landscape reminded me very much of home... beaches, forests, desert. The architecture was of course REALLY different, but that was part of what was so beautiful and fascinating! I was seriously considering looking into going to College there in Jerusalem, but when I got back home after my trip, I got seriously involved with a special someone, engaged to him 3 months later and married 2 months after that! We've been married now for 10 years and have had 3 kids so... I haven't been back. I'd love to come back the first chance I get though. I'd also like to write more on my blog about the experiences I had when I was there.
    I've bookmarked your site and I look forward to reading more from you.
    Rachymommy -

  8. A professional pastry chef course?! How fun would that be! I can't wait to check out your recipes!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope that you find a way to follow your dream - that's so great that you have at least gotten a chance to take the course.

    Enjoy the party. :)

  10. Gee - thanks a lot! Now I have a huge sweet tooth:) Checked out your Desert Table post - wow! Everything looks amazing! I love panna cotta - had a cranberry & orange panna cotta in England that was out of this world. You've inspired me to try and make it myself :)

    Hope you'll stop and say hi @ Wishing Penny :)

  11. Following you back from UPB. I look forward to reading more. :o)

  12. Hi Yael! Living in Israel must be really amazing. I can't wait to explore more of your pastry talent!

  13. It's my first time with the UBP too. Someday my hope is to at least take some pastry chef classes at a local college, if not pursue culinary school. But for now, I work and am a full-time mom. Look forward to getting to know you.

  14. Happy UBP10 Party!!! The linkys up there are insane, I cannot possibly visit everyone. So glad, I found yours. I am now a follower, you can also follow my blog at

    Have a great week!!! Lets finish this party!

  15. Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great weekend! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  16. Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP. My family is from the upstate NY area, I grew up there but now live in England. It's great to meet a fellow upstater!! I enjoyed reading your blog and will be visiting again soon! We became your newest fan -inspired gifts.

    I hope you can stop by our blog: is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day

  17. Saying Hi from the Ultimate Blog Party! Your cookies are adorable!
    Visit my party post
    I also have a whole bunch of giveaways going on if you wanted to check them out!
    My Current Giveaways

  18. Since I did not get to all the blogs during the blog party dates, I am going to keep going for a few days...I have found so many great blogs....wish I had time to read lots of posts on every blog and plan to come back to many. I am not going to have the prizes on mine sorted out until tomorrow, so anyone that leaves a comment Sat or Sun will go into a special drawing for SUPRISE GIFT. Hope you will stop by...


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