Posted in March 2012

Keeping the Flames Alive: The “Day Date”

Keeping the Flames Alive: The “Day Date”

Yesterday Eli and I had a “day date.”  After taking the kids to school and preschool we had nearly six glorious hours of time together.  As much as we’d like to have a proper date with dinner, drinks, a play, etc., we can’t afford the childcare, the dinner, or the play–so that rarely happens.  It’s … Continue reading

The Search for the Perfect Cupcake Continues

The Search for the Perfect Cupcake Continues

Three recipes and over a dozen cupcakes later I still have not found the perfect small-batch cupcake recipe.  It all started yesterday when I was at a coffee shop with a friend, oogling at the cupcakes in the case.  I couldn’t help but think, I can make cupcakes that taste better than those.  The problem, I … Continue reading

A Cocktail Party During Lent?!?!

A Cocktail Party During Lent?!?!

It seems that word of my newfound affection for gin has gotten out.  The reasonable thing to do was obvious–have a cocktail party.  Thinking that a happy hour would be nice and that we’d still have time to watch another episode of Downton Abbey before bed, we invited several of our friends over around 5 … Continue reading

My Philosophy of Cooking

All recipes should be read as recommendations, not as rules (including the recipes you read of mine).  This philosophy will take you far, but you have to learn how to be a critic in the right sort of way.  I learned early that certain things, like baking soda and salt ratios, or how long to … Continue reading