Lucy got her braces off and we celebrated with corn on the cob (Elote style) and caramel apples- two foods that aren’t possible with braces! I wanted to make real caramel rather than store bought, but I always struggle with getting it to stay on the apples. Braces Off Day! Elote! I wanted to spend time … Continue reading Caramel Apples- Autumn is Near & Braces Are Off!
When I was a kid we would sometimes make Fruit Pizza, which was basically a "crust" made out of a tube of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough rolled into a round pizza pan, topped with "sauce" made out of a sweetened cream cheese mixture, topped with cut fruit. It was fun and pretty and yummy. The … Continue reading Fruit Pizza Cookies
I don’t understand TikTok. It entered my life a couple of years ago through my niece and daughter setting up their phones in random spots (in the kitchen, in the target aisle, in the park) to video record dance sequences and lip sync. They would do said dance moves while at the dinner table, while … Continue reading TikTok Cooking Inspiration: Chocolate Krinkle Cookies
MLK Holiday is one I have cherished for years. Each January our family seeks to honor MLK Day in some way- reading a speech aloud, watching footage of Dr. King, baking a birthday goodie representing varying shades of skin tones, etc. We seek to somehow raise our awareness and honor the good work that he … Continue reading Honoring MLK Day & the Fight for Racial Justice (with Resources and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies)
I'm all about a fresh, tasty meal that is EASY. I don't have much bandwidth for complex these days, as everything feels complex already. And I wanted to make sure and share this before the basil & tomatoes are withered and gone. This One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta from Martha Stewart is a winner. There … Continue reading Simply Delicious One-Pot Pasta
the cabin I have spent the Christmas weekend with my family at my parents’ cabin in the woods- it is picturesque and perfect for a holiday. It is rustic and has no internet, which provides a nice break, and yet, isn’t great for blog-posting. So now that we are home, I can send this post! … Continue reading Chocolate Fun-Do