Friday, August 7, 2009

Enjoying the Summer

As you know, I have taken the summer off. There have been lots of wonderful things happening in my life and I have been enjoying the hiatus. I am actually enjoying cooking without having to take pictures of everything I do for a change. I have been baking and cooking. I have used my cookbook all summer long. I made a delicious Rum Cake the other day that was to die for. I actually was going to take pictures but they ate it so fast there wasn't time. You can enjoy many of the recipes on the blog and hundreds more in my cookbook, Cooking with Love.

Think about buying a copy for yourself. There are over 1000 recipes in the book. I've made it easy by putting a Paypal button on the site. Just click and order!

As for me, as you can see by the pictures below, I am out and about celebrating
my son Steven's engagement to JoAnna,

and a few days later both getting sworn into the NYS Bar Association,

my son David starting his residency in Orthopedics,

my daughter Lauren's promotion at the Wynn, my son Jeff's year as Chief Resident, my friend Fran's new granddaughter Jemma Rose Zierler,

(Me and Jemma Rose - what a cutie)

visiting family and friends,

(the Feiner girls hit Niagara Falls - Lauren, me, and Barbara)

in Baltimore with Jeff, Marc, and Aaron Epstein

The Cousins Club
(Uncle Enzo and his Harem - all the New York Mets Groupies of old)

taking the kids to visit
Lauren in Las Vegas and then on to California,

and just cruising on our boat in Old Forge.

I hope you are all having a blessed, peaceful summer...

For me, it's time to help plan a wedding!


  1. Wow Elise!What a great summer! Im so happy for you and congratulations on the cookbook, and to Steven and JoAnna's engagement too! You look wonderful!

  2. Thanks Alisa,
    Having a good summer but must get myself back to posting soon. Saw Julie and Julia tonight and it made me feel guilty.

  3. Hey there Elise! Great to see a new post from you. You've certainly been really busy! I have no idea how you find the time to do all you do.

    Loved all the photos of your family doing all the wonderful things they are up to.

    One of my best friend's name is Gemma, and though your friend has spelled it differently, I think it is one of the most beautiful names for a woman. It just sounds like a poem when you say it. :-)