Bento Cuteness!!


This is my entry for the Bento Cuteness Challenge.  Please visit @ChefPandita‘s blog for the Round Up on Saturday, July 2! Update:  the Round Up is published! A bunch of us started talking Bento towards the middle of May, and we decided that we’d all put together a cute bento box lunch and post about […]

A Post for Every Day of The Year, and Now A New Chapter

I started writing this blog back in October of 2008.  I have loved every moment of it.  I am so humbled and gratified that people have trusted me to answer their questions, to troubleshoot their baking challenges and to, on occasion anyway, make them laugh.  As much as I want to deny it, I am […]

Sunday Sides (Tuesday Morning Edition): Curried Potato Salad


I posted a picture of my potato salad on twitter a few days ago, and my friend @nella22 messaged to ask if I am a Daring Cook.  My first thought was, “Of course I’m a daring cook.  Did you just see that picture?”  But then I realized that she really meant Daring-Cook-Capital-D-Capital-C.  The Daring Cooks […]

Fruit Puddings: Easy, Tasty, Healthy–A Dessert Trifecta


The Beloved and I are eating more and more healthy food.  Consequently, we are eating fewer and fewer desserts. That includes pudding.  To those of you who know me, you must know that this makes me A Little Bit Sad.  I mean, I Love Pudding.  Love it.  It’s one of my comfort foods, and I […]

Sunday Suppers: Penne with Cherry Tomato Salsa Fresca


Sounds swanky, huh?  But it just means that I didn’t cook the sauce–it’s fresca, or fresh.  Did you ever drink Fresca?  It was a lovely grapefruity soda.  Back in the 70s, my mom used a green glass Fresca bottle with an aluminum sprinkle top on it to sprinkle water on clean laundry before ironing.  But […]

A Poll! A Poll! I’d Love to Hear Your Thoughts


As some of you may have heard, I have a new section on my site called The Mentoring Sessions. I am mentoring a rising high school senior in her North Carolina Senior Exit Project. She aspires to be a pastry chef and found me on the Internet. We live fairly close and she seems very […]