Rainbow Cupcakes

I’ve been devoting all morning to these. They are totally not worth the effort, by the way (but let’s hope the third graders in Arabella’s class appreciate them.) In case you’re super insane and want to make these, here is the easiest way to do it: –make a white cake… Read More


Cookies are my thing. I can do cakes pretty well, and my pies are decent too. But cookies are where it’s at for me. I love the relative ease of cookies. Some are complicated, but most are a two-bowl affair that can be in the oven in less than fifteen… Read More

Sandwich Bread

To those of you who have been wanting to know how to make the white sandwich bread that I showed a couple of days ago;  I have some good news and some bad news.  First the good news: you can make this in a bread machine (well, the dough part,… Read More

Flour makes my world go round

Sorry I haven’t been blogging much; I’ve been being productive.  I’ve had such a stagnant summer, that it feels good to get up early and have something to show for my day besides quarrelsome children and a messy playroom. I went on a big sock round-up yesterday and spent hours… Read More

It’s donut day!

Yes, it’s National Donut Day. Don’t you roll your eyes and assume it’s along the same lines as National Toilet Paper Day (I just made that up.  But then I Googled it and it actually exists!  It’s August 26th!)    National Donut Day actually has a long and touching history. In… Read More

It’s brownie time!

Dear Selwyn, Sorry things are so yucky for you right now with the ex being a douche bag. Here is the recipe for the amazingly wonderful Cream Cheese Brownies to help you drown your sorrows. I would send you some but you live in Australia and they would taste wretched… Read More

We’re all snobs about something

A month or two ago I was trying to find the recipe for a “cookie cake” for York’s birthday. I had no idea what it might be (it turns out it’s just a giant cookie.  Why people throw the word “cake” in there is a mystery.  If it were simply… Read More

Do you want to marry me?

You will when you taste this salsa!  It’s phenomenally out-of-this-world. If you plan on watching the Superbowl tomorrow, this would be perfect.  It would be perfect even if all you plan on doing is reading a book and eating in bed (that’s my favorite! Although I hate getting salsa on… Read More


Biscuits are my holy grail; the thing I’ve wanted to make perfectly for years.  Decades, actually. I grew up with Bisquik biscuits which are better than those nasty things from a can, but not by much.  I’ve spent the last year trying to find the perfect recipe.  Cook’s Illustrated can… Read More

Boiled icing

Here’s the recipe for the boiled icing I used on my cake yesterday. It is incredibly easy, but it takes about 15 minutes to make. You should try making it at least once in your life! This makes a lot of icing. Perfect for a three or four layer cake.… Read More