Tea Time! 

It was such an honor to be able to meet one of the most talented and inspirational friends I have – Donna Cronk! A couple days ago Donna and Travis came to Glen Oaks Health Campus and had “tea time” with my Mom, Darla, my Grandma Deloris and I. It was such a fabulous time! 

Read all about it – and my “Dessert Donation” here – 


(Photo taken by Travis)


Signature – Family Memories and Recipes 

I am still SO EXCITED about my upcoming cookbook! The count down is ON and I am beyond grateful. September 27th will be here before you know it, but you can preorder your copy NOW by clicking here – https://blaisethebaker.com/2016/07/31/blaise-the-baker-desserts-first-ordering-information/

I LOVE this photo of my Grandma Deloris and Grandpa Max. It was taken years ago right before one of their famous Thanksgiving feasts. My Grandpa, always looking his best, ready to carve the turkey in the background – and my Grandma Deloris looking mischievous – as usual! LOL

BUT my favorite part!? LOOK at the casseroles sitting around in the foil pans – LOOK at the slabs of butter sitting on top – waiting to be melted! THIS I must have gotten from them! LOL What’s in the casseroles!? One item is on page 134 in my cookbook. You’ll have to wait and see…


Chew This – Old-Fashioned Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting

Happy “Chew This” Sunday! Please pick up a copy of “The Courier-Times” today – or become an online subscriber – and let me know what you think of my newest column! I am beyond excited to share this recipe with everyone. Every time I eat, or make, Devil’s Food cake – especially cupcakes – I think of my Great Grandma Flora. These cupcakes are a family favorite and I think they’ll quickly become a personal favorite for you as well. Try them – and let me know what you think. 

On a side note – send me an email and let me know YOUR “earliest” childhood memory and how old you were. I write in my column that in the photograph I was two years old – I may have actually been less than that. Maybe a year old!? True story – I remember. 

Old-Fashioned Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting 



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Here’s a photograph that took place during one of MY earliest memories. I was less than two years old…

From left to right and down: Grandpa Junior, Brett Doubman, Jim Doubman, Troy Doubman, Flora Doubman, Barbra Doubman, Jamie Doubman and Blaise Doubman (me). 

Chew This – Judi’s Red Cabbage Salad

Sharing recipes (and memories) with friends and family are really special moments. My “Chew This” column today is dedicated to a near and dear friend of mine – Judi. She’s one of the strongest women I know, in many ways.

My Grandma Barbra and I first met her awhile back, while we were out cookbook shopping. Ever since that first meeting, we have been close friends. She was so excited to share this recipe with me – and even MORE excited when I told her it was going to be a future column piece…she couldn’t wait for it to be shared with everyone! I took the recipe, added some of my favorite seasonings, and it’s been on rotation at the dinner table ever since.

It’s simple, fresh and so delicious!

Judi's Red Cabbage Salad Chew This Blaise Doubman

Judi’s Red Cabbage Salad


Thanks again Judi! Recipe collector, story sharer and friend.


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