As I have said many times, I get a lot of magazines. They are split pretty evenly between food and mom magazines, which I think is totally normal for a single 30-year old woman with a weakness for cheap subscriptions to publications that trend towards crockpot recipes, “design on a dime” tips, and the occasional Jamie […]
Far too often I buy fresh fruit with every intention of eating it as a snack or on my cereal, but then I see that same fruit in the bowl a week later – soft, brown and sad. In most cases this means a silent curse and a trip to the trash for the mealy […]
I recently had the pleasure of reading Bonny Wolf’s “Talking with My Mouth Full” – a collection of memoir-style food essays that she describes as “kitchen stories” on topics ranging from Jell-O, aprons, fair food, southern BBQ, latkes, and many more – all with a few recipes. Bonny feels the exact same way about the significance of […]
My Great Auntie Anne recently asked me to make a cake for a family event, and then my sister Courtney narrowed it down further by requesting it be a pound cake. It took me about thirty seconds of flipping through my “King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion Cookbook” to decide that it would be Vanilla Pound […]
I am a major lover of all things British, from beans on toast to Mr. Bean. My ethusiasm has recently extended to the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, although on that front, my excitement has more to do with Princess Diana than it does Prince William.
Can you guess what I love the most about Blueberry Buckle? If you guessed the name itself…you are right. I love foods with weird names. Blueberry Buckle is allegedly called “buckle” because while it bakes the batter rises, but the berries and crumb topping weigh it down. This causes the surface of the cake to buckle…hence the name.
No special occasion in my family would be complete without my Nana Alice’s Pudding Pie, with its graham cracker crust and layers of vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, and chocolate jimmies. It is cold, creamy and delicious. This Graham Cracker Pudding Cake pays humble homage to Pudding Pie. Graham crackers line the bottom of a […]
I didn’t find this Coconut Pineapple Loaf Cake recipe – it found me. It knew I needed something with summery flavors. It knew that I am ready to lose my mind with all of all of the snow we keep getting. I don’t know what’s worse…how negatively it affects my bus commute (a 20 minute ride […]
Marble cake is perfect for the indecisive. When chocolate and vanilla hold hands, you get a little bit of both on your fork – no need to choose. Cover the whole thing in a light, pillowy chocolate buttercream, and you’ve got yourself one classic birthday cake.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving – and that you fell into the same food coma I did come Thursday evening. I had a great time visiting with my family and counting all of my many blessings. There are a lot of us so we do Thanksgiving “family-style” with all the food set up […]