Gifts of Food: A recipe for Candied Pecans

I really wish December was two months long. Right now I’m on a break between semesters (which reminds me… I’ve got to go register for spring!). So I’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit, with Christmas crocheting and knitting and general crafty fun.

Today, I dropped everything to make some treats. I have a couple of gifts . . . → Read More: Gifts of Food: A recipe for Candied Pecans

Cinnamon-Crusted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

On Wednesday night we had our annual pumpkin carving party. We’ve been hosting one each year since we moved away from Seattle where our friends Van and Tracy always had a great party. James has adopted Van’s recipe for Hot-Buttered Rum. This year, the party almost didn’t happen because we’ve had a shortage of pumpkins! Getting . . . → Read More: Cinnamon-Crusted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Berry Sweet Rolls (A recipe)

I’ve now been in Cordova for a little over a year, and I’m enjoying being able to attend some favorite events from last year for the second time. Tonight was the Copper River Watershed Project’s Berry Festival. It’s a pot-luck dinner where everyone brings berry-themed appetizers, drinks, salads, entrées,  and of course, desserts in order to . . . → Read More: Berry Sweet Rolls (A recipe)

Selma’s Tummy Treat Gingerbread Recipe

Selma was home from school today recovering from a stomach bug, and by evening she was feeling better and looking for something yummy to eat that wouldn’t be to hard to digest. She requested gingerbread, and this is what I came up with after reading quite a few recipes (looking for one that used only ingredients . . . → Read More: Selma’s Tummy Treat Gingerbread Recipe

Boston Cream Pie Recipe

As promised, here’s the Boston Cream Pie. This recipe is an adaptation and amalgam of a few different recipes. I was working on a New-England themed meal, and got the idea for Boston Cream Pie–but I don’t really like conventional Boston Cream Pie–it’s heavy and isn’t chocolaty enough for my tastes. So this is a chocolate . . . → Read More: Boston Cream Pie Recipe

Potage, Baguette, and a New Pattern

OK, let’s start with the new pattern. You might have already heard that the new Twist Collective is out. It’s a great issue with some fabulous articles and a great selection of patterns. I especially liked all the socks. I have a pattern in the collection called Pidder Pat (above). It’s a baby sweater crocheted from . . . → Read More: Potage, Baguette, and a New Pattern

Coffee Cake and Monday Catching Up

I got a bit of a late start today. My work continues on the teddy bear book–I’m completing a pair of swim trunks today (I hope), and earlier this morning one of my two guest designers, Robyn Chachula, mailed me her contribution. She’s posted a sneak peek on her blog. I can’t wait to see the . . . → Read More: Coffee Cake and Monday Catching Up

C is for Cookie

I know, I should be done with the holiday baking. But we were invited for dinner at a friend’s house the other night, so I made a batch of cookies to bring along. I also made quick work of eating the extras we had lying around the house. These cookies are dangerous, I have . . . → Read More: C is for Cookie

The Elusive Chocolate Wafer Cookie

I don’t know if you’ve ever decided to make a yummy looking recipe and realized that it had “chocolate wafer cookies” as an ingredient. They are a tasty simple cookie, that I think used to be readily available in stores, but now are limited to gourmet shops (Gourmet shops don’t exist in Cordova). These . . . → Read More: The Elusive Chocolate Wafer Cookie

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