Ombre Cake

So I am the oldest of 3 kids, my brother, Caleb, is 6 years my junior.  When he was born my grandmother came to stay with me.  When he came home he cried so much (we shared a room for a while), I asked when we could send him back.  My mother reminded me that…

Rachel’s Double Chocolate Chippers

Raise your right hand.  Stand on your left leg.  Hop in a circle and say “I solemnly swear to never share Rachel’s Super-Top-Secret Double Chocolate Chipper Cookie Recipe.  Ever.” Well done!  Are we good?  Good.  ‘Cause these are some seriously delicious cookies, even if I say so myself.  I developed them, if you will, while…

My husband loads the dishwasher.

I have a husband that loads the dishwasher, sometimes more than once a week!  I know, I know, I shouldn’t boast.  But hey, I’m a lucky girl and I know it. But. When he loads the dishwasher is looks like a random splattering of dishes, no rhyme or reason whatsoever.  I can not abide this. …

24 Hour Salad

I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile, not because I haven’t cooked or consumed any food.  No, my winter layer of warmth is coming along quite nicely thanks to rolls, truffles, cake balls and stew.  Not all eaten together of course.  I’ve just been lazy.  BUT I want to share with you the fastest, most…

When you give a teenager cake….

Fact:  When a teenage boy has a birthday is takes .253 seconds to turn a whole cake into half a cake. The ‘homeschool mom’ part of my brain is considering turning this into a fraction lesson for Addie. Maybe, maybe not.  It is Saturday after all and fractions were never my favorite. Happy Birthday Gus,…

I wonder……

If you eat Banana Pudding at 5:45 in the morning then again at 8:15 followed by another serving at 10:00 is that considered one breakfast?  Or is it breakfast and brunch?  Or maybe breakfast, a snack and THEN brunch?  Or if you eat the same thing each time, in a 4.5 hour block, does it…

Hot Breakfast on the Mountain

As y’all know, my darling family and I are in hot pursuit of a bull elk at this moment.  Prior to leaving for Colorful Colorado I prepare by making and freezing large amounts of food.  Cooking in a Dutch oven over an open fire, while romantic, is not exactly practical.  Last year I manged to…