Posted in April 2012

Poolside Nachos

Poolside Nachos

I grew up with a pool, which in Iowa is not super common.  My mom lived by the pool.  She would be out there nursing it clean at the first sign of the first robin.  She would sit there from morning until sunset and after.  She loved to watch the little balls floating on the … Continue reading

Earth Day.  Go Plant Something.

Earth Day. Go Plant Something.

Happy Earth Day Mother Earth. I don’t know what happens in your house, but in our house, Earth Day isn’t just some hippie dippie day.  We take earth day seriously.  Mostly because I live with The Lorax.  He is teaching my children to love and respect the earth.  My husband, who is now dubbed “the … Continue reading

The Ugliest Coffee Cake That There Ever Was

The Ugliest Coffee Cake That There Ever Was

But it tasted good. Yesterday I was expecting company.  My Aunt Sandy and Cousin Lori that I haven’t seen (except on facebook) for a very long time.  My husband suggested I make a “proper coffee cake.”  I thought it over, and initially decided to make scones, my aunt scoffed saying “it’s like you’re expecting royalty … Continue reading

Feeling Icky

I’ve been working on my easter blog, where I made ganache covered chocolate peeps and a lemon ginger cake.  But someone left their germs on the Target shopping cart AGAIN (I’m just specifying my germophobia to Target, though I understand it could have been any number of places, least of which very much could have … Continue reading

Making Sourdough

Making Sourdough

Remember those Amish Friendship Breads?  The ones you DREADED getting?  The gooey yeasty concoction in a plastic zipper bag that you were forced to “feed” twice a day then make something out of before it turned into a rancid gelatinous horrid mess?  Well, that my friends is nothing more than a bread starter.  You can … Continue reading