• Cinnamon rolls

    Let’s pretend that you are sick, it’s 10 p.m., you have already baked two kinds of cookies and you need to make something brunch-y for one of your best friends and her husband. Do you: A. Look in the fridge, note the presence of eggs, cheese and bacon, and go to sleep B. Go to […]

  • Cranberry sauce

    There are a lot of foods I love at Thanksgiving: sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie. But perhaps my favorite is cranberry sauce. No, I am not talking about that Jell-O-esque stuff that comes in a can, I’m talking about actual cranberry sauce. Made from actual cranberries. I don’t want to hate on […]

  • Hummingbird cake

    As I mentioned before, my grandmother died recently. She loved to cook and bake, and one of her favorites was hummingbird cake. I wanted to bake one in her honor — though unfortunately I don’t know any Carmelite monks to give it to, like she would have done. Instead, I gave it to a bunch […]

  • Cincinnati three-way

    Ok, I know what you’re thinking. If you are from the Cincinnati area, you’re thinking, “Mmmmm, three-ways!” And if you’re from anywhere else, you’re thinking, “I didn’t think this was that kind of blog.” Well, stop. This blog post is not about the topic addressed in Britney’s “3” (although, given her passion for junk food, […]

  • Raw spiced applesauce

    Remember that apple slide show from Sunset magazine a few weeks ago? Just about everything on it looks good to me, but I made the apple corn muffins first. This recipe is much faster and simpler. I don’t really like eating red apples raw, for whatever reason. But these are perfect in this applesauce. You […]

  • Cheese enchiladas

    I am still planning to make the hummingbird cake ASAP, but Toby and I are living in the Navy Lodge (a hotel) right now because our bedroom ceiling, walls and closet have been gutted/ripped out because of a leak. So it may be another few days. In the meantime, I wanted to share something I […]

  • Nanny

    I fully intended to do a post called “Ode to candy” on Halloween, but my grandmother died unexpectedly, so I obviously wasn’t thinking about candy. Nanny (the 2-year-old me refused to call her Nana) is really my cooking and baking role model — everything she made was fantastic, and she loved to make things for […]