Category Archives: Cookbooks

Pi Day 2014: Raspberry Ricotta Pie

I tend to get an idea in my head and dive in – only later realizing that what I thought was a great thing is, in actuality, a shit-ton of work. Yesterday I woke up and went about my usual … Continue reading

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Field to Feast: Strawberries and Rhubarb… The Day After

This pic pretty much sums up my absolute favorite way to use the strawberry-rhubarb sauce recipe which I posted earlier in  the week.  Well, other than just eating it with a spoon, that is.  The full-fat ice cream, whipped cream and vanilla … Continue reading

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What to do with Bespeckled Bananas

Obviously, make banana bread. But not some oily, bland, burnt banana bread… you want one that tastes just like Aunt Pam’s! And Aunt Pam would be whom, you ask? Well, she would be my mom’s sister, and she is also … Continue reading

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The Name of the Game is Perfection.

Right? If the end result isn’t perfect, then isn’t your attempt an utter failure?  It’s either 100% or it’s zero.  Goose egg… Nada… Zip… Or as The Boy says, EPIC FAIL, Mom. I was thinking about this the other day … Continue reading

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Cherry-Pistachio Shortbread Cookies including Gluten-Free version!

Not even eight years old and already my kid’s got girls making him buy shit — his friend Megan is selling Girl Scout cookies and last night he casually asked me if we could buy some. “I want some chocolate and … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Seminar for The Boy

I am not one of those ‘class mothers’ who attends every party, PTO event, and nose-picking that takes place at school. I could be, now, in the off-season, but my son insists that he doesn’t want me there. Is he embarrassed? Probably. … Continue reading

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Gobble, Gobble…. Where’s the Pepto?

I’m not the only one who goes food-crazy on Thanksgiving.  I KNOW I’m not.  I’ve seen my share of folks pushing their chairs away from holiday tables and gently rubbing their tummies as they mosey to the living room to … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Cookies Just Like Mom Used to Make

Rarely does anything taste as good as your memories of them. But sometimes, if you do it right, you can replicate that favorite cookie that your mom used to make once in a blue moon, complete with fork-made crosshatch pattern.  I swear … Continue reading

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Take a Leek… For Example

Leeks, like their cousins shallots, onions and cippolini, are a staple in many dishes. The alliums mentioned each have a slightly different texture and flavor, but rarely serve as the main ingredient in a recipe.  Enter the Leek Tart. I first tried … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New… yada, yada, yada

We celebrated Thomas’  birthday a few weeks ago – no surprise he’s a Taurus, huh? Full of  the bull, my boy is. On his birthday proper, I brought cupcakes to school so his class could celebrate this momentous occasion.  If he can’t … Continue reading

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