Category Archives: Baking/Cooking

Chocolate Cake for the WIN!

Last Thursday was my mother’s 70th birthday and I was booked solid with cleanings and errands. Knowing this in advance, and also knowing how difficult it can be to connect with her, I sent her an email… I’ve got a … Continue reading

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Drink This!

Happy Turkey Day everyone! I woke up today at 6 a.m. and immediately headed to the kitchen to get the Caramel Pecan Cinnamon rolls ready and baking. We have just a few minutes to go until we get to enjoy … Continue reading

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Necessity is the Mother of…

Tomato soup. Okay, to be honest, it wasn’t really necessity so much as I was in the mood for tomato soup and I had already promised it. It went something like this. Every day that my contractor and friend Jay works, I … Continue reading

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Shrubs and Fruit Cobbler

I finished off the last of the strawberry shrub last night. I’ve found that simply mixing the fruit-infused vinegar/sugar mix with ice and water was perfect, I didn’t even need soda water. It tastes so refreshing, especially after working in … Continue reading

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Yessssss…My Precioussss…

It started before we ever moved into this house. The longing. I wanted the versatility, the instant response, I was ready to “go pro.” I wanted…. A gas stove. But I didn’t want a new one. Oh no. Not me. … Continue reading

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White Bean Chicken Chili Rocks

A month or so ago, I went to a party hosted here in Old Northeast in Leslie’s gorgeous turn-of-the-century home. Between admiring the architecture, and falling in love with the exposed brick walls in the kitchen (I am so doing … Continue reading

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Who You Callin’ Cream Puff?

Did it get you to click on the title? Mission accomplished. Today I’m teaching a Backyard Chickens class at Powell Gardens. “But wait,” you say, “I want to take that class!” Sorry Charlie, you’ll have sign up for another time/location. … Continue reading

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1-2-3 Meals and ‘Bucha Soda

I took a break from editing Book #5 (aka Gliese 581: The Departure) yesterday and threw together a new bread recipe variant, along with two different chicken meals. The chicken meals reminded me of these recipes/meal suggestions I would find … Continue reading

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Soup on the Fly

Not to be mistaken with fly in the soup, mind you. I’m in the kitchen today prepping for a cheese class tonight and also it happens to be my assigned day to clean the kitchen and utility room. There’s been … Continue reading

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The Perfect Bread Recipes

Bread, Bread, and More Bread! A few years ago I purchased Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and let me tell you, it is AWESOME. Bread making completely flummoxed me until I found this book. In fact, anytime I … Continue reading

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