Meyer Lemons: Summer’s Promise in Winter

If anyone has been reading my blog for more than a year, you will know that I go positively loony when Meyer lemons become available in the stores again. These little jewel-like drops of citrus sunshine remind me every year that, as crappy a winter as we may be having in this part of the…

Recipe Post: Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Waaaay back when, I worked a contract administrative position for an amazing national Art Gallery in my home city. One of the things to know about non-profit organizations or institutions that receive funding from either the public or the government (many of which I have worked in over the course of my administrative career), is…

Christmas Baking: Cranberry Maple Nut Tartlets

When I was learning how to bake professionally at college, I had the opportunity to participate in an auction that was being held by one of the Marketing students. And by “participate”, I mean “donate stuff to the raffle” for no remuneration whatsoever. However, I liked the person who asked me, and since I was…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – My Matches!

I happily received all my cookie swap matches last week, and have been in Cookie Heaven! I’ve been nomming away at my stash with friends, family, and coworkers, discussing the different merits of each cookie. My three matches really went above and beyond in quality and awesomeness this year, and I was so very pleased…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: It’s Time! It’s Time!!!

  *My apologies to anyone who sees this as a re-post; I didn’t program my scheduler correctly, and this post went live a week early for several hours before I noticed and pulled it back out. Sorry!* Yay! My cookies have been mailed out (and hopefully received by my swap matches), and now I can…

Recipe Post: Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Oh, what to do when one has a huuuuge container of bananas in the freezer that needs to be either used up or disposed of? Well, I guess I could have made frozen banana “ice cream”, but these suckers were *really* overripe, like gross and squishy, so in my mind they really didn’t lend themselves…

Recipe Post: Rich Vanilla Ice Cream

In my humble opinion, there’s ice cream, and then there’s IIIIIICE CREEEEAAAAMMMM! The standard frozen confection is usually pretty good; you can buy it at the grocery store in tubs ranging from smaller than your hand to bigger than your head, or at the local Baskin Robbins or Dairy Queen or what-have-you (and if you’re…

Recipe Post: Lemon Cranberry Scones!

Last week I was in quite the mood to bake, and I had a long-outstanding request by our friend, Miss Kitty, to make scones. So, make scones we did! As we were dog-sitting The Naughty One that day, we had a tiny, but clean, quiet, and totally-ours kitchen to work in. It was quite the…

Recipe Post: Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

It was Miss Kitty’s birthday recently, and she asked me to make a cake for her birthday party, which was a Pathfinder party at our place, hosted by my hubby (her request, I swear!). We started a new campaign and brought some new friends to be part of our RPG-of-awesomeness, and a great time was…