To Whom It May Concern: You're Stealing My Work

Well, it's been a busy week at A Cook and Her Books headquarters, setting the blogging and business worlds straight on acceptable uses of my pictures. It all began with my weekend rant on the unauthorized use of my photographs that were copied from A Cook and Her Books and posted without acknowledgment on business websites and other blogs. ...more
TCStream  Wow! That's insane. Did she ever take them down?more

How to Make a Festive Peppermint Candy Tray

I used to know what was happening in the world, but then I had a teenager, and suddenly I'm the last person ever to have heard of the peppermint candy tray phenomenon. I discovered the project via a Pinterest-savvy co-worker, then I mentioned it to my teen daughter. Image: Courtesy of A Cook and Her Books "Oh Mom, that's so 2012. You really didn't see it on Pinterest last year?" ...more
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After Newtown

I wrote this piece last year after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. ...more

10 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Cookie Pla...more

Roasted sweet potatoes with cane syrup

Here at the beginning of November, I'm optimistic that I can get everything done that needs to be done from now to the end of the year and have fun, too. We'll see how that goes. Since I've been a slave to the school schedule, I've felt that Thanksgiving gets the short end of the stick, caught between the candy- and costume-fueled foolery of Halloween and the green- and red-bedecked halls of Christmas. Truth is, as much as I love the other two, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I just wish I had time to slow down and enjoy it....more

Smoked Tuna Spread Recipe

Cheesy Apple Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Apple Casserole...more

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