Look To The Cookie! Chocolate Loves Vanilla: An Essay in Two Parts

vanilla and chocolate

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnd3cduU_f0&fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b] Let me say right now, if you don’t care about the mystical relationship between chocolate and vanilla, just run along.  I am well aware that I can get a wee bit obsessive about some topics, so if you’re not up for this, I completely understand.  For those of you who are still here, let’s […]

Hello, Chickies!

chicken coop

Guess what?  Sunday we all drove to the Chicken Getting Place and bought our wee chicks!  Four families went in, and we ended up with eight chicks.  All girls, of course–we’re in it for the eggs, not the crowing!  At the Chicken Getting Place, also known as Ozbert Farms, they had many different kinds of […]

Sunday Suppers (Tuesday Morning Edition): Fish Tacos

Yummy Fish Tacos

If you’ve been reading my wee blog for awhile, you might have noted that I’m not a Fan of the seafood.  I’ve tried it–different types–lots of times, and while I can sometimes understand why people seem to like it, to me it all has this underlying I’ve-Lived-Under-the-Ocean-My-Whole-Life flavor that I just don’t like.  I tasted […]

How Many Boxes Do I Need to Buy to Make a Sheet Cake? or Backwards Baking

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkwJ-g0iJ6w&hl=en_US&fs=1?color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b]I took that title, verbatim, from my dear friend Susan.  I’m going to help her bake her kids’ birthday cake (it’s a joint celebration) tomorrow, and she wanted to know what she needed.  Hence the question. I, of course, was horrified.  “How many boxes of what?!” I asked.  Just in case she meant something different […]