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James Beard, I Am Not

July 29, 2023

People can be so picky. They love you and your zucchini bread one day, the next, they want to kill you because your recipe left zucchini bread drippings all over their oven. So, clearly I will not be getting the James Beard award for excellence, but it’s not my fault. My mom was one of those seat-of-your-pants cooks. She just slapped stuff together and it tasted great, pretty…

Baking Cakes

The ABSOLUTE BEST Chocolate Cake

September 15, 2022

I think we’ve already established that I am not a cake decorator. See Nate’s cake for proof. It would have been great in Scream 2, but thankfully, Nate didn’t mind. Note to self: Make sure the icing is smooth before writing and maybe pay attention as you write. I tried to deflect attention by adding perky dots but I’m sure Nate saw right through that. But, just because…

Baking Pies

Nothing’s Better in Summer than Peach Pie

August 1, 2022

I’ve been craving peach pie lately so I went to Costco yesterday, bought two boxes of peaches and baked a pie Sunday night. Since I make my crust ahead of time and stick it in the freezer, whipping up a pie doesn’t take much time at all. Peaches have been in season for a while now, so get them while you still can. In fact, if you have…