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Neil and the boys got me a few fun things for Christmas: The book and ice pop molds were on my wish list, but still, they’ll never convince me that they weren’t selfishly-motivated with these purchases. It reminds me of the year I got Neil an answering machine because I wanted one. Or the year […]continue reading "Punch Pops"
I just put a batch of hooks in the oven to cure, and I figured I would take this opportunity to share with you something else I recently put in the oven that is not polymer clay, but actual honest-to-goodness edible food. This time of year, there is always a little bit of buzz in […]continue reading "Pumpkin (or Banana Maple) Muffins"
Today is Neil’s birthday. After the summer he’s had, I wanted to do it up big for his birthday. I think I’m pretty good at providing a festive atmosphere and well-loved gifts for the boys’ birthdays, but Neil’s birthday has never really been as successful for me. Maybe it’s because we don’t usually have a […]continue reading "And Many More: a heart-healthy birthday cake"
One of the things that was waiting for me upon our return from the Boston area last Thursday was a book I had requested from the library: People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop Nearly all of the recipes in this book follow a formula: fresh […]continue reading "Watermelon Cucumber Slushies"
I’ve been in such a cooking rut lately. Once upon a time, I used to make actual meals that did not involve defrosting frozen stuff. I recently decided to blame my poor kitchen performance on the state of my recipe collection. It may not really be the reason, but it was there and I needed […]continue reading "Chicken and Pasta in Ginger Sauce"
I first saw this on Pinterest with no source given. I found it repulsive in a can’t-avert-my-eyes kind of way, and so I google image searched my way to the original. I showed it to the one person in this house (other than me) who likes both pasta and hot dogs, and he was all […]continue reading "Spaghetti Dogs"
Libby saw this salad in my Flickr photostream last week and requested the recipe, and since it’s been entirely too long around here, recipe-wise, I am gladly typing it up and sharing it right now. I found this salad years ago in one of my old favorite books, Vineyard Seasons by Susan Branch (used copies […]continue reading "Pine Nut Salad"
It all started with a bag of apple “seconds,” a willing assistant, and a photo op. Eamonn was helping me break in our new apple peeler/corer/slicer, and I (of course) had the camera out for the occasion. “Let’s make a video,” said he, and before long we found ourselves embarking on a multi-part Flufy Makes […]continue reading "Make-Ahead Apple Pie"
I recently took my coffeemaker off of the counter top and regained about a square foot of space. In my kitchen, that’s a big deal. It’s not that I’ve given up coffee – I still have my morning cup most days – it’s just that I’ve found a new way to make that cup, and […]continue reading "Cold-Press Coffee, or, How I Reclaimed Some Precious Counter Space"