Friday, November 15, 2013

Day 15 of a Month of Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for the wonderful and amazing blogging community that has once again pulled together to honor one of our own fallen soldiers.

This post is a tribute to Lisa Cifelli or Lis as most of us knew her.  Lis (co-Founder of the Daring Bakers) passed away unexpectedly this past week and a bunch of us (led by Kelly) have decided that a fitting tribute would be to give her a send off fitting the Queen of all Daring Bakers and bake one of the past challenges!

I did my first Daring Baker Challenge back in November of 2007.  I had no idea what I was doing!  I tried hard and I was able to learn so much. Lis and Ivonne I thank you both for that!  I was very rarely on time and had some amazing mishaps but looking back it was some of the best and happiest years of my life.  Life long freindships were forged out of some of these challenges.  Hard to believe I was at it so long ago.  I did the Challenges for about 2 years but life just got busy and it was late in 2010 that I had to quit (got kicked out...LOL) of the Daring Bakers.

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For this tribute I am revisiting one of my favorite challenges that was first featured in January of 2008.

Thank you Lis for bringing us all together one more time!  You will be sadly missed.  R.I.P...

Lemon Meringue Pie

And once again I was unable to get peaks due to the humidity *sigh*


kellypea said...

Judy, you always make me smile. You have such a bright personality! The pie looks gorgeous peaks or no peaks. Mmmm...Here's to Lis and the good old days. Miss them terribly.

Andrea Meyers said...

That was about the time I got kicked out! LOL Life just got crazy. And you were very daring to attempt the lemon meringue pie again. I'm still scarred from that one. ;-)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

The blogging community has lost a very special lady. We all learned so much with a sense of style, humility and humour,and ALWAYS laughter and fun. Some of us may no longer be Daring Bakers but we are still those fledgling bloggers in spirit who rose to every challenge at "dawns crack". Thank you Lis.The lemon on meringue pie was one of my favourite challenges.

Deeba PAB said...

Big hugs Judy! We've done SO many DB challenges together and it's been so long. The LMP brought back a flood of memories. It was my first challenge, and made me weep! I loved the DBs when we were all together ... and still am one! ♥♥♥

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day and lovely tribute to a lovely person we were all blessed to be connected through!
It is bittersweet to read all of these wonderful tributes to Lis, shared one and feel glad and sad through each one!
Cheers! Joanne