Tag: Baking and Confections

I Suck at Cakes

Vanessa, from Suburban Mama Goddess, posted before Christmas that she baked an ugly cake. I felt her pain. I was ten the first time I made a cake all by myself. It was from a box, but I still took it very seriously. While it was in the oven, I didn’t go outside and play with my brothers. I sat on a chair in … Read More I Suck at Cakes

Christmas Cobbler

Can we start with this: On Christmas Eve, it snowed on our hill. Look at my babies. They have no idea what to do. On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a dessert hack. Our new home town is also home to Harry and David, gourmet grocers, famous for their Moose Munch and gift baskets. Their flagship store also … Read More Christmas Cobbler

Ice-y Creamy Ice Cream

The first time I made ice cream from scratch was thirty years ago. It was with one of those old fashioned salt crank makers and when I tasted the fruit of our (what felt like five hours) labor, I had one thought: Not worth it. Then five years ago I was flipping through a Williams Sonoma catalog when it came to my attention that … Read More Ice-y Creamy Ice Cream

I can ~ Jen

Not like “Yes I can!” Like can food. Jams and applesauce, mostly. Butters. Once, lemon curd. It feels weird to admit this. Maybe because Dana and I have realized that with our recipes and our stories, we might be crossing over into crunchy granola SAHM mom-dom. There is nothing wrong with crunchy granola moms, but we don’t fit the mold. We’re more like cancer … Read More I can ~ Jen

Homemade Bread ~ Jen

Our Friday update: Dana’s daughter is down with the stomach flu. They are playing the 48 hour Russian Roulette of “Who Will Get Sick Next?” Bad way to spend the weekend. And my kids are out of school today. Welcome summer. Ish. SAHMs, you know what I’m talking about. I’m working on a wedding post for next week, in honor of June. Tentative title: … Read More Homemade Bread ~ Jen

How meeting your friend from high school turns into strawberry cream pie ~ Jen

I was Facebook resistant for years. Years. Then my niece convinced me I could lock a Facebook page down so tight that my name wouldn’t even appear in a search. I was ok with that. I have 42 friends. That’s all. Thankfully, one of them is my friend Jeannette from high school. We reconnected last summer through our other friend, Kristen. Jeannette lives an … Read More How meeting your friend from high school turns into strawberry cream pie ~ Jen

Food from Scratch

We are not conspiracy theorists. We believe that the food innovations of a generation ago were developed with good intentions. But it didn’t work. For the last ten years or so, we’ve had evidence that this food is hurting us. Our weight. Our blood pressure. And cancer. The food industry and big agriculture will be slow to change. Their businesses are profitable and their … Read More Food from Scratch

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