Cooking and Baking

Emergency Biscuits

| Cooking and Baking

I love this recipe.  It’s really simple, and as the name implies, they can be done really quickly.  I always start by pre-heating the oven, because I can make the biscuits before the oven is done heating up.  This recipe was one my grandfather used to make.  I loved it as a kid – my […] Read more…

“Joy of Life” Apron

| Accessories, Apparel, Cooking and Baking, For the home

My mother-in-law loves art.  When I saw Alexander Henry’s Joy of Life fabric (inspired by the work of Henri Matisse)  I new I had to use that for a Christmas gift for her.  But what????……  Well she also loves aprons.  She always seems to be wearing one when entertaining or cooking. They are very functional, […] Read more…

The Best Pancakes EVER

| Cooking and Baking

This morning we made pancakes.  It’s become a common event on weekends to make pancakes at some point (yes, even for dinner once in a while).  The kids love to help dad make them.  Once you try them, you’ll never go back. This recipe has been adapted from The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook. […] Read more…

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER

| Cooking and Baking

I haven’t made these cookies in a while.  I forgot how good they are.  These cookies are the best!  EVER!  They have a perfect hint of molasses from the brown sugar and they stay soft for days.  I thought I’d share the recipe with you.  These are the cookies my mom used to make with […] Read more…

Pulling Mozzarella

| Cooking and Baking

I’ve never thought of hand pulling my own mozzarella, but I recently took a class and I wanted to share what I learned. This is traditional, Italian mozzarella (not the low-moisture version you find in most supermarkets).  It is very moist and delicate.  Give this a try! One of the things that always deterred me […] Read more…

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