Cookie Failures

FUCK YOU, DIVINITY I tried this year, damn it. I did not look out at the snow or rain or 60-plus percent humidity and say, And now I shall make divinity, because I am a fool. No, this fool planned. We had a dry day with no snow and no expectation of such. I had fresh … More Cookie Failures

Flap your Yapper

My friend Carin gave me a lovely Christmas present a while back: a set of rosette irons and a Scandinavian cookbook. I haven’t had much chance to do cookies or breads, much less a smorgasbord, but lately I’ve had a hankering for pancakes. What do you know? On page 5 of Julia Peterson Tufford’s Original … More Flap your Yapper

On the other hand…

So to expand on this post from yesterday, I did think of some things well-meaning folks have said to me the most. Two things, actually. “It gets better!”  and “This too shall pass.” Regarding the latter, I’m so sick of that phrase that it’s about replaced “it is what it is” and “here’s the thing” in my … More On the other hand…

Spicy Not Spicy

I checked out the free pdf of Leanne Brown’s cookbook Good and Cheap (via the NPR article link, here’s a link directly to the PDF) and it looks excellent, a great way to incorporate more veggies, more regularly while also showing us a glimpse to our future eating habits, once I pop out the baby and … More Spicy Not Spicy