Monthly Archives: January 2014

Caramel Ice Cream for Hollye

Some of my readers and friends (and even my mother) have questions about why I’m writing a blog. They gently inquire, “Do you want to to be a chef? Do you have ambitions to host a Food Network show?” Or “Are you trying to publish a cookbook?” And even, “Are you trying to get free […]

Play Dough

There was a time in my life when I played with a LOT of play dough. So much play dough that those tiny store bought containers didn’t really do the job.  They were small, the tops would crack and let air in making my play dough crusty and hard.  And in foreign countries, they cost […]

Ham and Cheese Strata for Kate

Isn’t it funny how two people can interpret or remember something very differently? My friend Kate told me a story recently that took me by complete surprise.  I was there.  I did it.  And yet, I didn’t remember any of it the way she described because it was from her perspective.  It was such a […]

Molly’s Winter Squash Soup

I don’t know Molly.  But I feel like I do. Molly is the author of A Homemade Life and has a blog called Orangette.  Molly tells me things about her life and talks to me on her lovely blog, which is probably why she has so very many “friends”.  And funny enough, this isn’t actually […]

Commitment Has No Recipe

Hubby and I were not your typical college students. With him working in the wine business and me loving to eat and cook, we were more often found at restaurants than frat parties.  And one thing we loved most was Sunday brunch.  One of our favorites was in the Upper Village of Montecito in the […]