Archive for March, 2010

Gluten Free Cheese Danishes

So for the past several months I have been craving cheese danishes, it’s been 5 years since I ate anything with gluten and I have not found a place that has GF danishes, so I found a recipe online and altered it and though they might not look like a danish found at the local Panera, they are soooo good!! I was so proud of myself that I grabbed my camera!


  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon guar gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 tablespoons water (optional)
  • Topping
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoons of sugar
  • pinch cinnamon


Makes twelve pastries.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet or cover it with parchment.

1. Combine the topping ingredients and reserve. Cream cheeses vary in texture so you may need to add extra cream (or other liquid) so that it is spreadable.

2. Prepare batter by first combining the dry ingredients, then separately the wet ingredients. Stir them together until completely moistened. Some brands of ricotta are thicker than others so it may be necessary to add a small amount of water to make a smooth batter (batter will be very moist).

3. Spread circles of batter in prepared pan. Press center down lightly and cover with topping.

4. Bake for 20-35 minutes until lightly browned. Loosen from pan while still warm to prevent sticking.

Serve warm or cold.

Note: Although these danish keep better without refrigeration than most sugar-free baked goods, it’s best to store them in the refrigerator. They also freeze beautifully.


Crofton Country Club Bridal Show

Had a blast yesterday at the Crofton Country Club in Crofton Md. Met some wonderful women who were so excited about planning their weddings. I also met some wonderful vendors, after the show I took a couple shots of the models wearing the sample gowns from a local bridal shop.

Bridal Show!

Will be at the Crofton Country Club Sunday March 21, 2010! 1-4pm. Come out see my booth! 1691 Crofton Parkway Crofton, MD 21114.

10% off!

We are so excited about Senior Portraits, that we’ve started an Early Bird Special for those of you who are also excited!  So here’s how it works.  You book your senior session before April 30, 2010 (spots are starting to fill up) and when you’re ready to order prints, you’ll receive 10% off all print packages, ala carte prints, and gallery wraps.  It’s just that simple.  No need to pay in advance for prints; we’ll do that after the session.  If you have any questions or are ready to book a Senior Portrait session contact us at {240} 215-7760 or

All sessions are done at the location of your choice.  Can’t think of a place?  Don’t worry we have great places in mind and are always scouting for new ones.  We also would like to get know who you are and what you like, so that it comes out in your portraits.  It’s your day and it’s all about YOU!  So let us know if you’re part of any sports, activities, or hobbies. Got ideas?  Let’s us know what you got.

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So I got my new stash of tee-shirts and sweat shirts in and I had one made just for my nephew Alex. So today being the beautiful spring day that it is I had my nephew wear it while I photographed him. He’s such a cutie!

Brooke Bready Photography Class of 2011 Senior Rep Program

Brooke Bready  Photography Class of 2011 Senior Rep Program

  • Want to get your Senior Photo session for free?
  • Want to have some great images for Facebook, and your MySpace portfolios?
  • Want to get free prints & photo albums?
  • Then our Senior Rep Program may be for you.

Brooke Bready Photography is now seeking high school senior representatives for the class of 2011!
If you are currently a high school junior or know a high school junior who might like to be a
senior rep, here’s what you need to know.

If accepted, you will be representing Brooke Bready Photography and telling your friends about our
Senior Sessions throughout your senior year.  Be sure to let your Junior friends know also, so
they will have a chance to apply for the 2012 program!

In order to be a senior rep, you must:

• Have great style, lots of personality and enjoy being in front of the camera.
• Be a current high school junior graduating in 2011.
• Live in and attend school in one of the following areas: frederick country, montgomery county, northern Virginia and the surrounding areas.
• Be available to have one session completed before May 1st, 2010.
• Agree to tell your friends and classmates about Brooke Bready Photography and share your
senior portraits with them.
• Have your parents or legal guardians sign a model release form.
• Agree to represent ONLY Brooke Bready Photography and use these images as your senior

As part of our senior rep program you will receive the following:

• Free photo session(s) with unlimited clothing changes. Photos may be completed in one
session or several sessions at BBP’s discretion.  Several locations may be used.
• 50 personalized referral cards to give to friends and classmates with your name, your
portraits, and our Business information to hand out to friends
• Several of our favorite photos as low‐resolution files to share on social networking sites
like Facebook, Myspace or Blogs (with our logo on them).
• A digital slideshow on your Facebook, Myspace, and Blog Pages
• Discounts on your print orders (discounts apply to orders purchased before expiration of

Terms and conditions are listed below for all Senior Portrait Representatives. The first photo
session must be completed by May 1st of the Junior Year. Parents or legal guardians of the Senior Rep must sign a model release, allowing us to use your images for advertising purposes. The program is first come, first serve, so act fast if you are interested.

Please Email us at and tell us about yourself and what school you attend by April 15, 2010

Eastern Shore Maryland

Last weekend my mother and I went down to see our friends who are more like family to us.  When I was a child my G-d mother and my G-d Father would invite me to spend every summer with them. My G-d father worked on the water doing crabbing in the summer and oystering in the winter. I remember cleaning and picking crabs and of course hot summer days on the beach. Deal Island is a small town where everyone knows everyone my G-d parents youngest daughter, Tammy is my best friend I was in her wedding over ten years ago and her daughter Madison Brooke was named after me. While there we visited Chincoteague and Assateague Island to see the damage caused by all the winter winds, I have to say they got a lot of work to do before the season comes. We fed the wild ponies and shopped in their quaint stores. We ate tons of seafood including crab cakes, 5 types of fried fish, and fried oysters, and shrimp (Tums Please!). Every morning we sit around with our coffee and while the scrapple or bacon is a frying (I swear gained 10 lbs while there) and talk about what is new with people we know, while Maddie played with her new pirate hat and parrot I got her, we kept singing the Sponge Bob square pants jingle. Us girls got pedi’s at the mall and we talked about the summer approaching and how we can’t wait to get the anklets and the toe rings out. Maddie got a new “pet” a Zhu  Zhu pet. Which is a hamster that scoots and scamper across the floor, and has it’s own unique personality and whimsical sounds. Maddie asked what it’s name is and that it was spelled out on the bottom I look and all I see is the ‘made in china’ , I told her “Her name is China” she said she didn’t like that name. Made me laugh. Paige and her boyfriend came over and showed us their new adorable black puppy named Cash.