Let’s Party! I love this time of year when the leaves turn golden and a chill sweeps through the air, but mostly because it’s the season we celebrate childhood, starting with Halloween. My parents were always strict with what were were allowed to eat, but keeping our trick-treating loot was an annual exception. Daisy absolutely […]
Unforgettable It all started when my Li’l Nugget asked for a wedding cake for her birthday, but what does a 5-year-old know about weddings? She described something made with cakes of different sizes stacked on top of each other and they had to be chocolate, of course. So I made her a tri-level chocolate espresso […]
Save the Drama I don’t like drama, unless it’s on my plate. A visual wow with a delectable finish makes for a memorable meal. Coddled eggs with bacon and parmesan do just that. A grand entrance, even on Ordinary Tuesday, requires suprisingly little effort. The term coddled means pampered, handled with care. Eggs are cooked […]
I Dream of Cake I dream of cake all the time, forever looking for an excuse to bake. This is not so good for my waistline, nor for my standing as a good parent. Lemon Meringue Cake had been on my mind for a while and this condition only worsened after I finally made it. […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...