Archive for “Homemade” Category

What I did over Winter Break

Jan 28th, 2013

My children might try to tell you that I spent their winter break hiding away in a pumpkin shell. And maybe I did and maybe I didn’t. And maybe the impossible sheen of my bouncy tail makes the whole issue a moot point anyway. Ahh, such fluffy finesse.  It is not achieved through the wonders [...]


Perfectly Pernicioius Popovers

Dec 12th, 2012

Dang that title sounds good. Good enough that in the name of honoring this amazing breakfast treat we will ignore the self-incriminating feel of it. I know what you’re thinking.  That if I must insist upon this alliterative annoyance, why not go with something more suitable? Persnickety perchance? That packs the power of the literary [...]


We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bowl

Sep 4th, 2012

Excuse me the title, but when Acadia showcased her Queen Monster Tomato my mind had yet to make the leap from Shark Week and bigger boats to farming and jumbo tomatoes. And when I say we’re gonna need a bigger bowl… I mean with all hands on deck and tomato juice flying and canning jars [...]


He’s Not Huntin’ Wabbits

May 10th, 2010

What is our caped crusader up to this time? I’ll give you a hint:  There are no wabbits on that rooftop.  But he is after something…. I know.  All super-hereos have their kryptonite, why should mine be any different? He has a nemesis– Do not be fooled by the banal laugh and bright feathers.  This [...]


I’m Not Getting Voted Off This Homestead

Apr 5th, 2010

The last attempt I made to live off the land didn’t go very well.   Half pint and pa never bagged a bear, and what with all the churning and mending to be done I utterly failed at the task of putting up enough food to feed my family.  It was barely November and I had [...]


One Upping Grandma

Jan 27th, 2010

I did it. I one upped my Grandma. It’s not a nice thing to say, I’ll give you that.  But it’s true.  I made Grandma’s cake, and mine came out better. Huh, it sounds kind of obnoxious when I write it out loud like that. Still, if she were here today I know she would [...]


Chocolate Nutty Swirl Cake

Jan 27th, 2010

Or, the cake formerly known as Yeast Cake This is my Grandmother’s cake, updated and renamed because, really, who wants to eat something called Yeast Cake? Sounds like some kind of home remedy for something that should not be discussed on a recipe page. DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THE TIME NEEDED FOR THIS [...]


Grandma Was So Much Tougher

Jan 11th, 2010

For some, the holidays are a time of peace.  A time to reflect on special stuff, family stuff.   A time to recall the little things that made Grandma so sweet. This year the holidays gave me a wallop by way of a sudden and tremendous recognition that my Grandma, all four feet ten inches of [...]


I’ll Have Thanksgiving When I Want to Have Thanksgiving

Nov 12th, 2009

The thing about holidays is that there are billions of things that can make one cranky.  Jacked-up airline prices and crowded airports; insanity at the market and children who insist on dallying with strep throat.  Not to mention the pressure, the crowds, and all those random crazy hungry people who insist they are related to [...]


And with one last sultry look, she bid farewell forever

Oct 23rd, 2009

Oh, it was good. Things were heating up. I mean they were really cooking.  It was something special; a romance that had the kitchen hazy with steam.  My bosom heaved.  My hair fell in soft tendrils around my flushed face. It was working.  It was hot. Then, it was not. At least I know I [...]