The Story of Little Man or Don't Push Me Too Far

The story I’m about to tell may make you think differently about me. I feel differently about myself.It started this past spring. To fill out my coop I ordered six female chicks from My Pet Chicken—two Appenzeller Spitzhaubens and four Polish chicks....more

Shirred Eggs Florentine (That's Baked Eggs with Spinach for the Rest of Us)

Breakfast anyone? I have spinach and eggs. Let's have some Shirred Eggs Florentine.Since I now work from a home office in the country instead of a cubicle in an ad agency my lunches no longer mean eating diner sandwiches at my desk or catered, stress-filled lunches with clients. Instead, I usually eat leftovers.Now, I am fully aware that about 50 percent of the world's population thinks that eating leftovers for lunch is about as exciting as eating that combination of slimy and crunchy stuff growing at the bottom of your refrigerator vegetable drawer. ...more

Get Out Your Ice Cream Maker: Shaved Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream

Even with my little flock of six chickens, I can get four or five eggs a day. That's nearly three dozen eggs a week. Sure, I can make eggs for breakfast, eggs for lunch, eggs for dinner. But what better use for eggs than ice cream? Homemade ice cream!...more
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Sour Cream Pound Cake: The Little Black Dress of Cakes

Some days you like things to be simple. Some days you want to pull out all the stops and make a fuss. You know what I mean. There are days I can spend hours and hours in the kitchen dressing up little cupcakes to look like rabbits. There are other days I can hardly bring myself to throw together a tuna fish sandwich for lunch. Well, I think we need to have some foods that can go either way--from simple to elegant. One of my favorites is this Sour Cream Pound Cake....more
@ashleemae I have never made it in a regular cake pan, but I expect you can. Or even a couple of ...more

Elegant Interior Design at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm

I'm not really an interior design critic or writer. But show me a beautiful house when I have my camera in-hand and I can play one on the internet.I wasn't particularly surprised that P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain farm home looks like a spread from Traditional Home magazine. ...more