What we read about when we read about Butterscotch Sundae (or: let's visit Google Analytics)

The most visited posts at ButterscotchSundae.com from November 12, 2014, through today are as follows: 1. How to throw a "Star Wars" birthday party and turn a bunch of kids into Jedi knights....more

It's my birthday! Let's talk about cake.

“My little Sachertorte” is a term of endearment that I could’ve sworn Count von Count used for The Countess, but I haven’t been able to find any evidence to support such a claim. A Sachertorte is also a cake that originated in Austria in the 1800s, when Prince Wenzel von Metternich ordered a special dessert. Metternich’s chef was ill, though, and so a young apprentice named Franz Sacher took on the task and lo, the Sachertorte was born....more

Q&A Saturday: Me against the music

Suzanne suggested I write something about music, and then I stumbled upon a music meme at mo’omana’o (which I hope doesn’t mean anything offensive). Serendipity-doo-dah!Which bands/artist do you own the most albums by?The syntax of this question makes my brain hurt. “From which artist do you own the most albums,” perhaps? I don’t know. Regardless: I’m pretty sure the answer is Wilco. It usually is....more

Out on the weekend

We spent some time in the Great Outdoors over Memorial Day weekend. > ...more

Three sponge cakes and a tower of whipping cream and so very many dishes to wash

I became mildly obsessed with May’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge. It was a Swedish confection called the Prinsesstårta, so named because three young Swedish princesses were supposedly very fond of it ....more

Recipe for the traditional Swedish Prinsesstårta

Traditional Swedish Prinsesstårta Vanilla Custard 1 cup heavy cream, divided 4 egg yolks from large eggs 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, and egg yolks. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup heavy cream until smooth ....more

This week’s table features potlucks and pizza subs

Poppy had her final soccer game of the season on Friday night (They won! Whee!), and we went straight from the soccer field to the Japanese steakhouse to celebrate our 5-year-old friend’s birthday. I loved the “clear soup” served at the beginning of the meal, Pete ate nearly all of his Hibachi shrimp and Poppy ate least tried her Yakitori. I call that a win ....more

Science has taken over our living room

We’ve reached that point in our school year when the kids ask me every morning how many days we have left. As of today, the answer is 9. There was much rejoicing about that, even though they know full well that we’ll be doing a our usual June session. I think they’re just excited about their annual end-of-school ice cream breakfast ....more

Praying for more tomorrows {a guest post}

Hello, lovely readers! I asked my sweet friend Brook to share a little about her son with you today. And here’s what she had to say – ...more

Not every weekend finds me hoping for more Weeping Angels

I had avocado tacos at my favorite Mexican restaurant yesterday, and Rockford and the kids gave me a Doctor Who t-shirt and Doctor Who Yahtzee for Mother’s Day. It was a nice day. Last night the following phrases (among others) were uttered: ...more