Today I bought my first King Cake of the season. Normally, I would have done it soon after Epiphany. But first we had panettone from the holidays. And then it was my son’s birthday, and there was cake. But today I stopped at Alexandria Pastry and picked one up. And this evening I sliced intoContinue reading “Baby Cakes”
We drove down to campus to bring our son back to school on Saturday. We started moving him in that afternoon, bought him a load of groceries, and had takeout that night in our hotel room. Then we spent the night at the hotel, finished getting him set up on Sunday, and left town aContinue reading “Back to School”
My son will turn 20 in a few days! But his birthday is the same day that we’re moving him back into his dorm at school– and a snowstorm is expected that afternoon, so we’ll have to rush back home from campus rather than sticking around to celebrate with him. So we thought we’d startContinue reading “Almost 20”
1) If you had to build a Christmas tree with just items around your house, what would definitely be part of it? Books, of course. I’ve built one of these before, and posted about it earlier this month. But here’s another photo. 2) What’s your favorite holiday to decorate for? Halloween. The decorations are fun,Continue reading “Friday Five: Christmas Eve”
I remember a room filled with Mister Peanut cookie jars, key rings, beer steins, and coin banks. I had thought I was remembering them in my grandparents’ basement, but my mother recently told me it could not have been there; my grandmother disliked the Mister Peanut memorabilia and would not allow more than a fewContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Mister Peanut”
Two days ago, I posted a photograph of a cake I baked for Thanksgiving, way back in 2009. The cake was shaped like a turkey. I just came across another blog post from the time, in which I answered a question about how I put it together. Here is how I did it. The turkeyContinue reading “Turkey Cake Instructions”
Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and that made me remember a cake I baked and assembled twelve years ago for Thanksgiving dessert, a cake that looked like a turkey.
I’m a vegetarian and don’t eat turkey, so I don’t feel the least bit guilty posting a photo of this magnificent turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
My college student is coming home tonight for Thanksgiving break. His roommate’s parents went down this evening to pick up both of them. Bob or I will drive them both back to campus at the end of the break. He’s a sophomore and is having a much, much better year than last year. Freshman yearContinue reading “Homecoming”
I used to make homemade pizza all the time, but somewhere along the line, I got out of the habit. When I was a kid, we made it every Friday. Tonight I’m resurrecting the tradition, even though it’s Saturday. And I’m not using the old recipe; when I was growing up, pizza was rectangular, butContinue reading “Homemade Pizza”