i get by with a little help...

...from prepackaged shredded cabbage. read more words! ...more

worthy of a double take

Six years ago, I featured this cake. SIX YEARS. Where does the time go? ...more

mexican food: the amateur photographer's worst enemy

I'm pretty sure I've never taken a good picture of a Mexican dish. Sure, you can add some herbs for a pleasant touch of color, but it ultimately looks like greenery on top of a sloppy mess of what might or might not be edible food. read more words! ...more

the need to knead

I worked in a bakery for nearly five years. While my role was more focused on cakes and pies, I did get a lot of experience in making bread. read more words! ...more

cavity shmavity.

Guess what day it is... National Jelly Bean Day! Yum.*Thanks to Gimbal's for making me aware of this special day and for sending me some delicious samples! ...more

swour (it'll make sense in a second)(i hope)

I'm definitely on a sweet and sour kick lately. Isn't it interesting how our taste buds transform and develop over time? read more words! ...more

well, i do eclair!

I may or may not have had a birthday recently. I definitely did have a birthday cake.read more words! ...more

spring cleaning (for real) #OXOSpringCleaning

I know it's not quite a natural progression* to move from a post about sloppy joes to a review of products meant for bathroom cleaning, but I do like to surprise you folks from time to time.*And though a connection can be made, I think I'll avoid going there...except to say that Kramer's misadventures in this episode of Seinfeld disgust me greatly. It might be the only episode I can't watch over and over again. read more words! ...more

spring cleaning

As a rule, I'm not crazy about chicken wings. I never order them* and rarely make them. I think it's because they always leave a trail of orange sauce from the corners of your mouth to your fingertips and possibly on all articles of clothing in between (and even those in the next room, too) ....more

blessed be

There seems to be ample evidence that many of my favorite side dishes could almost double as a dessert--I've posted several that have plain ol' granulated sugar as an ingredient (exhibits A, B, D, M, and R, for starters). I must have a sweet tooth or something. read more words! ...more