If you know me, you know I can’t resist a community cookbook with worn corners and jagged, broken plastic teeth holding the pages together. Bonus points if features “cursive typewriter” font. It was these things that talked my into purchasing the combination “Big Y” local supermarket chain and 4-H club cookbook from 1985 that included […]
Here we are in the tall cotton season of fresh summer fruits, and I have been making the most of the fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cherries at the farmers’ market and local organic grocery store. While not technically in season yet, I also picked up a few peaches last weekend to add to a […]
In my recent Key Lime Pie post, I mentioned that my cousin Jaime opted to use Biscoff cookie crumbs instead of graham cracker crumbs for the crust, which showcased their signature caramel flavor. I have since realized that not everyone knows what Biscoff cookies are, but they should, because “Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee” is a title worth celebrating!
I spent last weekend in Fort Myers, Florida with my sister Courtney, visiting our cousin Jaime, her husband Ben, and their kids – one daughter and two dogs. Bowen (Bowie) is now a toddler, so Courtney and I were delighted to follow her around, read to her, sing songs, and try to get her to say “Auntie.”
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 […]
Nothing is more fun than making the cake for a single-digit birthday party. You have the excuse (the encouragement, really) to go crazy with frosting, food coloring, candy, marshmallows, and Oreo products. It doesn’t happen too often for me, but when it does I take full advantage of it.