Another year, another birthday!

I don’t care how old you are, your birthday is a day to celebrate. It’s a day to feel special and to count your blessings.

I am thankful for my family and my friends, all of whom make my birthday such a special day. Of course, as I get older, I can’t help but also be even more thankful and feel even more blessed for those who have had such a huge influence on me but who are also no longer with me.

I am thankful for Nonna Teresa and Nonna Pia. I am thankful for Nonno Domenico (Papu’) and Nonno Antonio.

I am thankful for my papa’.

This year I’m celebrating in grand style with this luscious Brownie Latte Cheesecake from Tish Boyle’s The Cake Book.

It was made especially for me by Mama Cream Puff, the best baker I know!


Won’t you all come and celebrate with me?