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I’m off to shop, bake and prepare for tomorrow. Despite my determination to keep the meal small and simple this year, I’ve managed to commit to making three desserts. Mmm . . . I guess that does reveal … Continue reading
Every picture I’ve taken to date in 2014. From spring tulips to massive spiders hanging from the fence, it’s all here: Cats, kids, food, even a rare blond raccoon found dead[fourth row from bottom, five shots in] on the street— and … Continue reading
Awhile back, I was really craving pumpkin bars. I rarely make desserts with cream cheese frosting, though. I find heavy, thick frosting overwhelms a tender cake crumb. Still, cream cheese is a good contrast to pumpkin and spice, so I … Continue reading
Yesterday this bowl of Haralson apples became the first apple pie of the season at Casa Renfield. Sampling a crisp slice … Continue reading
At the end of the school year, all the 5th graders choose a Revolutionary War figure to study and then do a presentation on their choice for parents and family. It’s a really big deal for the kids and the … Continue reading
I really like to get a calorie bang for my buck, so when I saw Ina Garten (Of Barefoot Contessa fame) baking donuts instead of deep frying them I was intrigued, but I wondered how the taste would stack up … Continue reading