Whether she’s stuffing a box of crayons in her onesie or blowing raspberries at the cat, our daughter knows how to keep things interesting.
But let’s be honest, this isn’t unique to Chipper Daughter. Little kids are busy exploring a world that’s brand new to them, pushing boundaries and expanding their minds, and making their parents dance in the process. So it’s easy to forget things like, say, a pot full of oatmeal on the stove. If I’m not burning it, it’s bubbling up over the stovetop and spreading its gooey goodness into every nook and cranny. Not exactly how I want to spend my weekend mornings, cleaning up oatmeal.
Pressure cookers fix that.
Somewhere along the way, I became a homemade cranberry sauce convert. I don’t remember where or when, I just did. Maybe I got mad at the canned stuff because it’s such a pain to get out? Though it does make... Continue reading →
Before there was Boursin, there was my grandfather’s “beer cheese”. We still make it every year at Christmas time — it’s just too good to keep around the house all year long. This is one of the “by gosh and... Continue reading →
Oh, 4 O’Clocks. Powdery, crumbly cookies, not unlike Greek wedding cookies. These are a Christmas cookie, usually; we don’t tend to bake them at any other time of year. We usually make them with walnuts, and possibly with pecans if... Continue reading →