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

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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 […]

Sunday Suppers: Penne with Cherry Tomato Salsa Fresca

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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 […]