Category Sweets and Treats

Dana’s Mud Pie

I never thought I would post this recipe but here I am, posting away for all the world to see. Fond memories can make you forgive lots of evils.  Evils you haven’t thought about for dozens of years or more.  Evils that you would admonish your children for eating despite the fact you ate them […]

Eric’s Gin

Today marks the one year anniversary of my first blog post. Yep, it has been a whole year since I wrote My Food Baby Is Born. When I started a year ago, I thought it would be a great way for me to organize my stories and recipes and a simple solution to the constant requests […]

So Very Young – Blueberry Chambord Compote

Many tasty recipes happen by accident and so it is with this one. I had nary been married a year in the Summer of 1984, I was so very young and fresh in the kitchen.   But still, I found recipes and figured out how to do things and Hubby and I entertained.  I didn’t […]

Carla’s Apple Turnovers

I don’t remember when I first met Carla. It was so long ago I have forgotten our initial encounter. My sister-in-law Shari met Carla in the 1970’s when Carla was a young dance instructor and Shari was in high school. Shari met my Brother Dave around that same time and a lifelong friendship began amongst the […]

Cinco de Drinko

I don’t usually write about cocktails.  I don’t usually drink cocktails. But this Cinco we had quite a spectacular Drinko that felt worthy of a post.  And posting makes it easy to find the recipe again.  Not that I am going to start drinking cocktails.  But I might drink this one. The Drinko came about […]

Foolproof Favorites From Famous Chefs: Lemon Curd

Lemons, lemons, lemons.  I’ve got so many lemons! I have always loved the smell of lemon, and all citrus for that matter.  When I was a young girl, there was a lotion in a tall thin glass bottle that was the scent of lemon.  It was $2 a bottle, and I was too young to […]

Baby in the Apple Cake

My sister made an apple cake for Mom’s 82nd birthday. There was a baby in the apple cake. The most surprising thing about the baby in the apple cake was that I never knew about the baby until now.  I have Grandma Flora‘s recipes, her precious gold thimble, her linens, her chocolate set, and the […]