1. Don’t panic. 2. Start baking. Ugh it broke my wee little heart the day I bounced in to Love, Betti and the proprietor, Kristin, casually mentioned it was her 4th to last day in business. I discovered Love, Betti almost immediately after buying my home in Michigan. I owned ZERO furniture. I’d been living… Continue reading What to do in the Event Your Favorite Furniture Store Closes Suddenly
My buddy Rose had a birthday last week. I knew I needed to cook with roses. I couldn’t find organic roses for cooking ANYwhere. No problem- I’ve got a lovely jar of rosehip jam at home. All I needed was a dessert recipe featuring jam. Lynne Rosetto Kasper of The Splendid Table has the perfect… Continue reading Rose by Any Other Name…
Dispatches from my Lansing Kitchen: The, “Ok, fine” Edition. Hiya folks. It was bound to happen. I’ve outgrown my email list. This is why people have blogs and don’t deliver packages by horse drawn carriage. I concede the point. I’m moving from chain mail to WordPress. WP does afford me these nice perks: formatting! there… Continue reading DISPATCHES FROM MY LANSING KITCHEN: THE, “OK, FINE” EDITION.
Flops / Duds / Kitchen Fails If you like to challenge yourself in the kitchen, you’re going to have kitchen fails. It’s part of the process. I don’t love them, but I’ve been having a lot of them because I’m experimenting with gluten-free baking in honor of a GF house guest. Plus, I’ve just messed… Continue reading FLOPS / DUDS / KITCHEN FAILS
Bam. Now THAT’S a Birthday Cake. Sometimes you make a particular dish and it’s just bangin’. This birthday cake is one of those dishes. I contemplated the recipe long and hard because I knew the birthday girl wanted an oreo cake. But she’s also allergic to dairy. And my other house guest was gluten-free. Not… Continue reading BAM. NOW THAT’S A BIRTHDAY CAKE.
Saintly Acts The kids requested cotton candy. I always invite our summer art camp instructors to poll our, “exhibiting artists” about what treat they would like served on the last day of camp / exhibition day. These ones by far and away requested cotton candy. I do aim to hop them up on sugar and… Continue reading Saintly Acts