I should be working but instead I made paper flowers

Happy belated birthday Momma! By the time you read this I will have already come back from a brief trip with Gren to Ottawa to visit my grandmother.  Before I left, however, I was wracking my brain trying to come up with something creative to give her to let her know I was thinking about … Continue reading “I should be working but instead I made paper flowers”

Thirty Things I Know

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! Today is my birthday — specifically, it’s my thirtieth birthday, which is a milestone in every woman’s life.  As the Pie likes to point out continuously, I’m no longer a twentysomething.  I’m now a thirtysomething.  When he turns 30 in four months I will be sure to rub it in, … Continue reading “Thirty Things I Know”

A Trifle Too Much

When I made Chel and Invis’ ivy vanilla wedding cake, I ended up with a lot of leftover ingredients. For one thing, I had an enormous amount of actual cake itself, left from when I cut the rounded tops off the tiers.  I had enough to create a whole other cake if I so desired.  … Continue reading “A Trifle Too Much”

Turkey Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese

Today is an auspicious day: my paternal grandmother turns ONE HUNDRED AND ONE. I know, right?  She was born in 1909.  Happy Birthday Grandma! Because she’s a hundred and one she’s not really up-to-date on the how-tos of internet surfing, but I figured it’s the thought that counts.  I’ll probably bake her a cake too. … Continue reading “Turkey Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese”

Chocolate Meringues

Happy Birthday Minda! I love meringues, and they’re something I actually mastered as a young child, though how I had the patience for them I will never know.  The sweet, crispy, chewy lightness of the meringue cookies made it worth the wait. Recently I’ve been looking at alternative forms of meringue, and other methods of … Continue reading “Chocolate Meringues”