I started this cookbook while writing The Housekeeper. I hope that by sharing these recipes with you, more people can enjoy the pastries that I’ve made. None of the recipes are hard to make, and they are all very tasty and fun to make. Handing down a recipe is sharing a little part of you that will live on. A recipe is the groundwork for an idea, and you can change it to make it your own. I have listed the recipes as they were mentioned in my book The Housekeeper. To all of you, I hope you have fun as you make and try many of the wonderful items contained in this cookbook. Love is what binds people together, and when a person bakes, they love the people that will enjoy what they make. I’m sharing my pastries with you so you can share your love.