Coffee

I jotted down this silly poem about my favorite beverage awhile back, and considering it is National Coffee Day, I thought I’d share it with you.  Now, go brew a cup, pour a cup and drink a cup.  I’ll join you in spirit.  Happy Coffee Day! Coffee Coffee in the morning, Coffee in the night,…

Amaretto Cake

I made this cake for my mom ’cause she loves Amaretto.  So do I, come to think of it….which is why I made myself a little treat as well!  It is moist, creamy and the frosting….it’s the kind you make when you are home alone to ensure you get to lick the beaters.  And the spatula.   And…

The little things…

There are lots of things that make me happy….raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens! Brown paper packages tied up with strings! But, this makes me joyfully, stupidly, ridiculously happy. This is my sink.  Please note, it is empty expect for a scotch brite pad, liquid soap and a…

Leftover Pizza

Now I’m not talking about leftover-from-the-previous-meal pizza, no indeed!  I’m talking about I’ve been canning and preserving like crazy and had a small mountain of leftover peppers, peaches and assorted other vegetables staring menacingly at me from the countertop.  And we needed some supper.  So instead of just staring back at them I took action! …

Homemade Fondant 101

Fondant has always frightened me.  During my brief period owning a bona fide bakery I always claimed to be a ‘fondant free’ environment.  Not only was it scary but it tasted bad.  And taste was, and still is, of utmost importance to me.  Then about 2 years ago I was prompted to attempt a fondant cake.  And…

‘Mater Juice

Tomato Juice.  Tomato juice is a labor of love.  And since I love my husband and I love Bloody Mary’s I make homemade tomato juice.  This year however was different.  My good friend, Amanda, suggested we have a canning date and put up juice together!  What a lovely idea!  It was so much fun and…

Rachel’s Untitled Eggplant Recipe

So Addie wanted to pick out her own vegetable to grow this spring. Therefore we planted 6 eggplant plants.  They were purple and this was the reason for choosing them I am sure.  Anyway.  4 of them died, 1 is stunted and producing nothing, the last one is LOADED.  The poor plant is drooping with…