When I first joined in the monthly Bake Together I knew that Abby Dodge’s name rang a bell but I couldn’t put my finger on the exact reason. I knew that she has contributed to many cookbooks and magazines but it was something more than that. It gnawed at me and took me awhile to pin point it, but I finally realized that I have been cooking with her for quite some time now without even realizing it.
About 12 years back I was going through a pretty rough time. We had recently moved back from the UK and were just getting settled back into our lives with my family when my father was diagnosed with cancer. I was devastated to say the least. My stepmother, sister and I jumped in and banded together to accompany him to his treatments and doctors’ appointments. This included many long days driving back and forth to Houston and winding our way through M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.