Cooking, Recipe, Vintage Kitchen

Vintage Kitchen: Blackberry Flummery

A while back, my mother-in-law, the remarkable woman who bore and raised my First Reader, gave me a precious gift. We had been talking about this series, where I’m cooking from old cookbooks, some of which were originally my great-grandmothers, grandmothers, and mom’s books. She got up and marched into her kitchen, pulled this book… Read More Vintage Kitchen: Blackberry Flummery

childhood, family, motherhood

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

As I was standing in the kitchen early this morning making Sunday Breakfast, I was thinking about something. It started with bacon, as I was laying out odd pieces as neatly as I could to bake them. We’re having monkey bread and baked bacon, and eggs for those who want them (the First Reader). One… Read More The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

Cooking, Recipe

Lemon Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

These have long been a favorite with my children, in no small part for the kinetic molding method (what kid doesn’t love to stick their fingers into cookie dough?) and because they are nearly infinitely customizable. At least in my kitchen… Because you fill the thumbprint with jam or jelly, and I usually have anywhere… Read More Lemon Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies