Sticky Buns from the Barefoot Contessa

February 16, 2009

For my birthday, I received the most recent cookbook from The Barefoot Contessa, Back to Basics. It is such a wonderful cookbook. It is full of really simple, really delicious dishes. Like these sticky buns. They are so easy–only 6

Hugs and Kisses

February 9, 2009

Instead of giving our friends and neighbors the standard frosted sugar cookies for Valentines Day, I thought it would be fun to give them Hugs and Kisses! Kiss Cookies (aka, Peanut Blossoms) have been a family favorite for as long

The CPSIA and a plea for action!

January 26, 2009

**An update: Thanks to the thousands and thousands of complaints, the CPSIA will be postponed for a year. Hopefully, during that time, they’ll work out the many, many kinks. :)** I know there aren’t many people who read this blog,

Inauguration Cupcakes

January 21, 2009

I had seen several ideas for inauguration day desserts, but I’m trying not to go to the grocery store this week–just to see if it can be done–so I couldn’t make the flag cake with the berries, or the red,

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

January 16, 2009

I’m a sucker for anything citrus. I really think it is the perfect flavor for all seasons. It tastes fresh and new in the spring, cool and refreshing in the summer, a bright and sparkling spot of sunshine in the

White Chocolate Oatmeal Jumbles

January 8, 2009

I spotted this recipe on the back of a bag of white chocolate chips a few weeks ago and thought, “Hmm. I MUST make those!” So the occasion arose today (lunch for almost 100 twenty-something boys), and the cookies were

2008, We hardly knew ye

January 2, 2009

I can’t believe it is already the second day of a brand new year! I remember this time last year so clearly, it is hard to imagine that a whole year has gone by. I also can’t believe how long