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Best Blueberry Scones

Best Blueberry Scones

When school starts up at my daughter’s elementary school, the PTA at organizes a teachers breakfast for the first day of teacher training. Because our school starts in August, this breakfast takes place near the end of July when blueberries are at their peak....
Trader Joe’s Cheesy Chili Cornbread Casserole

Trader Joe’s Cheesy Chili Cornbread Casserole

File this under easy kid-pleasing weeknight dinner or simple side dish. Much like banana bread is really banana cake, cornbread is really more like corn cake and who wouldn’t want to have cake for dinner, right? We ate this dish for dinner, and my kids cleaned...
Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake for Ben

Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake for Ben

Hello everybody. Remember me? It has been a really long time since my last post. Where have I been? Working more than I have in years. In May, I started selling pies at the Clarendon Farmers Market in Arlington and it has sort of taken over my life. I love making pies...
Janey’s Chocolate Chess Pie

Janey’s Chocolate Chess Pie

Chess Pie…it’s a southern thing. There are many different flavors, but the chocolate pie is kind of chewy, fudgy and sweet in a crispy buttery crust. Nothing wrong with that, right? My friend Janey from Georgia has been visiting and she was kind enough to...
Caramel Apple Cake…Good Enough for Company

Caramel Apple Cake…Good Enough for Company

So last week we delved deep into the fridge, freezer and cupboards to use up that which has a tendency to sit around. This always feels like a low-rent take on Iron Chef. The secret ingredient is…pasta! Meals included: Oma’s Spaghetti Sauce reheated from...
Ina’s Snowy Coconut Cupcakes

Ina’s Snowy Coconut Cupcakes

Do you like coconut? Not everybody does, which, I must admit, I find confusing. Like when people don’t like chocolate. It just doesn’t compute. Of course, I don’t prefer a number of things that other people swoon over (scallops, lobster, olives,...

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