Cooking School/ French Peasant Bread
1 teaspoon dry yeast
1 cup warm water
½ Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1. Place yeast, water, sugar, and salt in warm bowl and stir until dissolved.
2. Add flour and stir with a wooden [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve told you I don’t like cereal. But I should be clear. I don’t like cereal as a breakfast–it is simply not meant to be a meal. In fact do you remember when we were growing up, cereal was always advertised as “part of a complete breakfast”–which included a slice of toast and a glass [...]Continue Reading →
There is a famous pastry at my alma mater. The mint brownie. Most students love it, a few hate it. You judge for yourself.
This confection consists of three different layers: A brownie-like base, a mint filling, and a chocolate frosting. The recipe below makes a large batch (2 9×13 lasagna pans [...]
It’s on Saturday. The day of all days. The day you better wear green or I’ll be horribly offended. If you don’t want to do the entire St. Patty’s Day meal (which the Irish rarely eat, by the way), at least make some soda bread. My favorite recipe is below. Without fail, [...]Continue Reading →
Well, I’ve told you about J.R. before. She’s great at finding amazing recipes, even greater at making great food. Great. Here is J.R.’s great “fooled ‘em” cake. I swear this will not taste like a box cake when you are finished. And don’t tell anyone you used a box. Just smile and say, [...]Continue Reading →
My birthday was last weekend. I had a blast. A few days before my birthday Danny and I were driving in the car and he sweetly asked what cake I’d like. Here’s how the conversation went, script style:
Danny: What kind of cake do you want?
Me: Chocolate would be lovely.
Danny: Great. [...]
Are you stuck in doors during this most awful time of the year? I am. But here’s a little goodness that you can munch while you watch the snow gather. ugh. And you can even have your kiddies do the work. They’ll love it! and you will too.
Do you remember these babies? Boy I [...]Continue Reading →
I have been knee deep in granola research. I’ve sent emails. I’ve sampled. I’ve called. I’ve even dragged people into my kitchen and forced them to make granola while I sit taking notes, asking questions, threatening them with a fork. After weeks of munching…I mean researching, I can now share my results with you.
The [...]Continue Reading →
I feel like crying as I write this. My oldest is turning 12 this Sunday. 12. Twelve. 1-2. If you know Ellie, you may know why I’m now officially crying. She’s a great girl. And now she’s going to be a great lady. The birthday cake below is what she has requested for her special [...]Continue Reading →
It is that time of the year. Can you believe it? Time for costumes, cinnamon sticks, orange leaves, and oh so much more. I thought we’d ease in to the beauty of autumnal life with an oldie but goodie. I’m sure many of you already have a pumpkin cookie recipe. But who doesn’t love these [...]Continue Reading →