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 Review: Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every so often, I have a special request baking commission, such as the vegan cookies I made HERE. I’ve even dabbled with gluten free (GF) baked goods before, with some success, like the GF macaroons I made, and some major failures, like the GF carrot cake that exploded all over my oven and irritated me…

15 Tips for Better Baking: Temperatures, Pan Prep, and Oven Placement

I often Google my way around the interwebs looking for tips and tricks to help improve my baking to be the best it can be. To that end, I’ve collected a number of interesting factoids that I use daily whenever I turn on the oven, and here I am sharing them with you. Buon Appetito!

Meme lover right here, folks….

A short filler post, while I continue to pack ALL THE THINGS in this place: Internet memes have exploded in popularity over the Net in the last several years; some are incredibly obscure, and some only relate to a certain demographic, gender, orientation, political stance, interest in a cultural “type”, such as love of a…

Info Post: Sugar and other Strangers

Hey there! As some of you may or may not know, 2015 has been a year of monumental change and upheaval in the BirdHouse, and for better or worse, we Birdies have been greatly affected by those changes. One of these new realities is that my beloved husband was recently diagnosed with a lifelong condition…