An Open Letter To Pinterest Superstars

Dear Pinterest Superstars:Thank you so much for your innovative ideas and the way you always direct me to something cool and whimsical. Admittedly, I do find your super human crafting and flood plating abilities a little intimidating. There is simply no way that I will ever achieve the same level of Pinteresty perfection as you.Those handcrafted miniature train sets made out of soap must have taken you weeks to complete. In addition, the pumpkin shaped cupcakes probably took you days to perfect....more

Sour Cream Potatoes

5 large idaho potatoes, peeled and chopped 1/4 cup butter (8 tablespoons) butter, softened 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper...more

Presenting Strawberries 'n' Cream tarts, a new drama

 Apparently, baking up a nice fruit tart is high-stakes drama.  At least according to Fox’s ‘Masterchef’, a competition of home cooks out to prove themselves before over-the-top chef Gordon Ramsay (word in the industry is he’s actually a nice guy). ...more

The Comfort Cookie

June 25, 2012 would have been my dad’s 77th birthday. He's been gone for almost a year. For the most part, I had a pretty good day. Of course, I had my moments of sadness. But the weather here was picture-perfect – “his” kind of weather. It is hard to be gloomy inside when it is so pretty outside. Plus, it was cool enough to comfortably make comfort food at the end of June....more
 @Cindy La FerleThey are! I hope you enjoy making them.    more

Coconut Jam cookies