Things that go on in my house

Laundry discussion with Iseult Part 100 – In which I expess dismay at the lack of progress

Just now..... Me:  Iseult, you have an advanced case of garmentus eruptus on your dresser. Iseult:  I know. Me:  When are you going to put your clothes away? Iseult:  I'll get to it Mama Me:  I really can't comprehend how you can stand to have your stuff in such a disorganized state. Iseult:  I am… Continue reading Laundry discussion with Iseult Part 100 – In which I expess dismay at the lack of progress

Disorganization · Ranty McRant · Unproductive · Whining

Can one suffer from cooking blog burnout?

I subscribe a vast number of cooking blogs.  That little "ding" my phone makes every five minutes - yeah - it's another "come read all about this awesome thing I just cooked or baked or served or whatever!" I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by it all, possibly even resentful in an envious sort of way. … Continue reading Can one suffer from cooking blog burnout?

Baking · Recipes

Oh No – The whole milk I bought specifically for baking is about to expire! Whatever shall I do?

You knew it was just a rhetorical question, right?  I baked these….   These are a variation on a coffee cake my mother made from her Joy of Cooking, 1964 Edition.  “Quick Rich Moist Coffeecake” was one of the more coveted treats in my childhood.  It really is all that the name implies, but the… Continue reading Oh No – The whole milk I bought specifically for baking is about to expire! Whatever shall I do?

Baking · Once Upon a Time · Recipes

Maeve’s Childhood Christmas Cookie Recipes

These are the cookies I make every year – and they’re also the ones my mother made.  I’ll post pictures later on as I bake them, but figured if anyone (Morvena, I’m looking at you LOL) was looking for some tried and true recipes, here they are! Ethel’s Sugar Cookies (the recipe name, not my… Continue reading Maeve’s Childhood Christmas Cookie Recipes