June 29, 2016
There are a few things I just won't do, and I was reminded of these things during a Facebook conversation I had with one of my FB friends, who is also one o...
June 28, 2016
I’m a stoical person; I don’t get excited about much, and I like it that way. Excitement is often loud, and loud things irritate me in much the same way th...
June 27, 2016
My husband gave me Paul Hollywood's Bread cookbook for my birthday in March, and I've been fascinated with the white chocolate and raspberry sourdough bread...
My mother truly loves malted chocolate milk, so I've intended to make the malted chocolate tarts included in the Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking s...
May 21, 2016
I may or may not have been watching Game of Thrones when I started this blog entry. And, by "watching," I mean staring at a television while pretending I k...
May 14, 2016
Poor focaccia. It's like the middle child in a family of seven siblings that never gets any attention. I admit that I am responsible for focaccia's poor se...
May 13, 2016
So, at the end of March, I was made redundant at my job. I was laid off. I was given the ol' heave-ho AND the boot. I was definitively canned. My positi...
April 4, 2016
On Friday, I was dying to make a type of French pastry called kouign amann (pronounced Queen Aman, short a sound). It's a Paul Hollywood recipe, but it is...
March 30, 2016
A couple of weeks ago, I was complaining on Twitter about writer's block. I'm super familiar with writer's block. I teach many ways to overcome writer's...
March 29, 2016
March is like childbirth. I forget how painful it is every year and look forward to it, only to be rudely reminded every. time. how annoying it is. For th...
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In which I avoid political stress by thinking about tarts and other pretty things.
January 19, 2017
In which I propose that Death by Chocolate cake is better than dirty underwear.
January 18, 2017
In which I bake walnut and cheese biscotti and make a dead Italian baker proud.
January 17, 2017
In which I pretend to be Italian and throw my head back to laugh gaily while making fresh biscotti.
January 16, 2017
In which I make honeycomb many, many times. So many times. And then I make ice cream!
January 15, 2017
In which I lament the loss of the great loves of my television life, Mel and Sue.
September 14, 2016
In which I make like Nabisco and bake homemade crackers.
August 1, 2016
In which I attempt a tarte au citron while sporting the bold hair of a champion.
In which I present a delightful blueberry pie recipe that I presented previously. (Subtitle: 4th of July pie!)
July 3, 2016
In which I'm defiantly unfaithful to my Paul Hollywood and Great British Bake Off cookbooks with vanilla custard tarts.
June 30, 2016