My posts this month that have had the greatest amount of traffic and feedback have been my recipes. I've found it rewarding to share the yummy baked goods that bring family, friends and co-workers joy during the holidays. The fact they have elicited some happy memories for you who read these posts, is a bonus! Tonight, it's not that I … Continue reading Blondes Have Got to Stick Together
Silpat, This Baker’s Best Friend
For those who know me, you might be surprised to find out that there was a time when, yes, I would burn cookies--not on purpose, naturally. It was not an everyday occurrence, but when it happened there could be an episode or two of throwing the odd cookie sheet across the kitchen with the charred … Continue reading Silpat, This Baker’s Best Friend
Flaky Pineapple Squares – Holiday Recipe #7
This will be the final recipe in this series of posts, and you can thank my Mom for just about all of them. This one, Flaky Pineapple Squares, was found by her in the Boston Sunday Globe magazine. When, I'm not sure, but I'm told it was at the same time as the Minty-wiches recipe. … Continue reading Flaky Pineapple Squares – Holiday Recipe #7
Gravy and the Wooden Spoon
Tonight my twenty-something niece is hosting her first holiday party, from the looks of what's posted on Facebook it might just be her first "grown-up" hosting. It reminds me of the time I first hosted a holiday event. I was living in Vermont in the early 90's and there were quite a few of us … Continue reading Gravy and the Wooden Spoon
BEST. PIE. EVER!
Baking, as you may have read previously, is a hobby I enjoy. Even more than enjoy I find baking to be an almost spiritual experience. During stressful times in my life I've found the simple processes of measuring, pouring, mixing, rolling, cutting, and then inhaling the tantalizing smells of the final product as it comes … Continue reading BEST. PIE. EVER!
A Kick In the “Pans”
I love to bake. I find the process relaxing, it smells good, and the outcome makes people happy. I fancy myself quite a good cookie maker, though pies, cakes and other desserts also make their way out of my oven and into an office or party or some other function. Sometimes though, it smells too … Continue reading A Kick In the “Pans”