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

Books, Cooking, Food, Recipe

Eat This While You Read That: Jim Baen

Writing this post made me reflect on missed opportunities. I never got to meet Jim Baen in person. I would have liked to, and to take him pecan sandies, which I knew were his favorites. Sadly, I couldn’t travel, and then, he was gone. But he’ll never be forgotten and I wanted to pay tribute… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Jim Baen

Books, Cooking, Food, Recipe

Eat This While you Read That: Kacey Ezell

I’m not sure where to start with Kacey Ezell. For one thing, I want to fangirl here, but I don’t want to embarrass her, either. It’s not for her writing – although that’s very good, and you’ll enjoy it – it’s for what she’s done. I knew about her for years before I got to… Read More Eat This While you Read That: Kacey Ezell