I'm really on vacation. Haven't taken one in 10 years. No email. No financials. No reports. Just a lot of flour and butter and cinnamon and sugar. What a perfect day!
Well, it's been a very busy time here Chez Maeve et Filles. First off, we put up the Christmas tree - with help. Lots of help. Once again, I found myself buying more tree than I can comfortably manage on my own. And that's largely because I wanted something bigger than 3 feet. Nearly decapitated… Continue reading So, What’s Going On?
And by this I mean the stuff you drink, not the actual cocoa powder (although it's worth its own celebration). It's quite cold here in Chucktown - had to scrape frost off my windshield this morning. Happily, there was a tin of Hershey's™ Cocoa (the baking stuff) so I made myself a cup of their Perfectly… Continue reading Happy National Cocoa Day
People. If you don't bake any other cookie this year, bake THIS one from Two Peas & Their Pod (a favorite place of mine to hang out). I'm a bit at a loss for words to describe them. They're puffy and moist and cakey and a little dense (but not heavy). They're fragrant with orange zest. … Continue reading Advent Baking Week 2 – Orange Ricotta Cookies with Dark Chocolate (updated)
The site (FB and merchandise) is often quite obnoxious and I frequently toy with the idea of deleting it from my feed. And then this T-shirt shows up: Now tell me, isn't there some science buff in your family who would looooooooove to receive this? (I know this is late. Sheesh - I… Continue reading Sunday Sillies – Shopping for Christmas Presents Edition
Look what I made the other night - they're all over the web thanks to the publication of THIS COOKBOOK (Dear Santa, please leave this in my stocking even though I'm trying to cull the cookbooks). So, what's with the "Advent Baking" thing? Well, I was thinking about all the tasty cookie recipes that keep… Continue reading Advent Baking-Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Can you believe it’s been a whole year of tasty happenings? More importantly, what am I going to do next year? And how will all my faithful readers know what to celebrate when if I don’t post these handy reminders? (OK, maybe I’ll figure out the Page function in WP and put them there for… Continue reading Some Fun Things to Celebrate in December