Browned Butter Vanilla Rum Snacking Cake

  Corduroys, grayish black and cozy as all get out.  A flannel shirt with snaps.  Snaps.  Wool running socks.  Large snow flakes.  Cold crisp air.  A Large Americano.  A scarf that matches nothing and clashes with everything but makes me insanely happy for no good reason.  Gray skies and a frozen lake.  Saturday morning marketContinue reading “Browned Butter Vanilla Rum Snacking Cake”

Dark Molasses Gingerbread Cake

This cake has been tempting me since I first laid eyes on it while perusing Food52.  And then it started taunting me when I saw that Molly used the cake as her base for terrariums.  Edible gingerbread terrariums.  Seriously?!?  I won’t even mention her gingerbread farm except that I will and the windows are freaking JollyContinue reading “Dark Molasses Gingerbread Cake”

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

‘ You could use these as bait for any kind of trap‘. A compliment from a grateful co-worker as he stuffed perhaps his third of what would ultimately become eight cookies by the end of his shift, into his mouth.  Side note – I often pray to the high heavens for his metabolism. I amContinue reading “Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies

I know.  What the world needs is not one more brownie recipe.  I think perhaps finding a renewable energy source would rank above brownies…however I have the ingredients and the know how for brownies at my fingertips.  How to harness wind power and sunlight and redirect their energy to power say my car or toasterContinue reading “Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies”

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Have you eaten ample amount of ice cream and frozen treats this summer?  Gosh, I hope so.  I have made weekly trips to the Dairy Queen for a simple small twist cone dipped in chocolate or cherry, alternating from the week before.  Sitting on one of eight picnic benches that lie beneath a rickety green aluminumContinue reading “Peanut Butter Ice Cream”

Plum and Pluot Galette

  Today we are talking cookbooks.  Our firsts and favorites. It is like first kisses and dates….but less awkward. Mom and grandma both had very similar if not identical versions of The Betty Crocker Cookbook.  Red, with what I imagine were once white pages but now light brown with age and use.  Pages torn andContinue reading “Plum and Pluot Galette”

Peach and Mixed Berry Crisp

Does anyone control themselves at local farmer’s markets and fruit stands along the highway or even in the freezing produce aisles of the grocery store?  Which makes me beg the question…why are grocery stores so darn cold in the midst of summer?  I, no joke, along with my grocery bags and list, tote along anContinue reading “Peach and Mixed Berry Crisp”

Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

if i were ever to come back in another life, which is what i think of each and every time i kill an ant – reincarnation…thinking, oh goodness i hope that wasn’t george washington (honest to goodness truth)… but if i come back and get to live again on this earth…which i am not aContinue reading “Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream”

Blackberry Lemon Cake

let’s eat cake!  who’s with me? a cake that is quite versatile in the flavor department and can be quickly brought together in a moments notice with ingredients that are, without a doubt, already in your fridge and pantries and cupboards.  totally rad, right?!?  yes, i am asking you to turn your ovens smack dab in theContinue reading “Blackberry Lemon Cake”