I never need an excuse to make German Chocolate Cake, but every once in a while an excuse does present itself, such as my mother’s birthday a few days ago on November 17. German Chocolate Cake has long been the Johnson cake of choice dating back to at least 1965. My mother always made a … Read moreHappy Birthday Mom
Today, I am pretty excited about the fact that I was invited to a cookie exchange. I decided to make what my cookie book called: Chocolate Peppermint Refrigerator Cookies, but I am calling them Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies. The reasons are two fold: 1) I simply like the name better, 2) I should have pinwheeled them; … Read moreMy First
One Thanksgiving stands out to me more than any other. I don’t remember the table settings, the food, or how old I was, but I do remember that my Bammieroo came to visit (Bammieroo is my Mother’s Mother). Seeing Bammieroo was always a cause for celebration as she lived far away and we didn’t get … Read moreTurkey Lurkey
A previous company I worked for held a summer work party in July. Many of my fellow employees would schedule their vacation to coincide with the date of the party; but not me. I made it to the work party every year for 3 years, because every year they had a dessert contest. Every year … Read moreDefending a Title
Thursday night Gabriel and I were sitting at our favorite burger dive, Cruisers, talking about how excited we were for Tom and Lucy’s Art Shoppe and I commented how much I wished we could go. Gabriel agreed, and we paused to look at each other for a minute. We had just purchased half a tank … Read moreSell Out!
As a younger girl I loved playing basketball, particularly on Coach Hanna’s All Star Team. Starting in grade school Coach Hanna went around to all the local grade schools in the district and elicited the best girls to compete on a club team, and coached us through junior high. In fact, our team claims the … Read moreSweet Crunch: Càsh ew
I have been looking forward to tonight’s dinner with friends all week long, even though I couldn’t decide what to make until early Friday morning. These friends we have rarely seen over the past year, a disappointing realization, but no matter! we had a delightful time and their new (1 year old) baby was darling, … Read moreSmells like Christmas
I have a video of my now 18 year old niece when she was barely 3 years old singing, “Part of your World,” along with Ariel from (of course you know) The Little Mermaid. It is as priceless as it sounds. When a co-worker commissioned me to make her some whimsical cupcakes, with the help … Read moreUnder The Sea