If you have not already started to do your holiday baking – don’t worry! There is still plenty of time to complete the Holiday Cookie Baking Marathon! I have been doing it for years and this year, though I had a little head start, I was sidetracked by a family emergency. So now, I am … More The Holiday Cookie Baking Marathon Begins!
“Hummm…” that was my response to my neighbors query, “Hey – you want some green tomatoes?” And then, I remembered – Green Tomato Mincemeat Pie. This is a recipe which you just have to try – even though it looks kinda scary. The amazing thing is that the green tomatoes arrive at just about the … More Green is Beautiful…
What Kind of Pie am I? There is only one answer to that question on the day before Father’s day. Blueberry! Blueberry, blueberry, blueberry!!! Blueberry pie is my favorite pie. It also happens to be one of my father’s favorite pies. And since tomorrow is father’s day I am baking a blueberry pie for him. … More What Kind of Pie am I?
Mother’s day is just around the corner. My mother has naturally given me the old “when life gives you lemons” speech multiple times. The thing is that despite everything which has happened in her life she consistently looks at things in a positive light and expects the best possible result. Recently, she amazed us all … More When Life Gives You Lemons – Make Lemon Bars!
Happy Birthday Baking Pure & Simple. One year ago today after 4 and a half years of baking, testing, writing and rewriting, editing and proof reading, *sigh*… Baking Pure & Simple became a real book. It has been an amazing year, learning about self-publishing, hearing from people who love the book, getting cookies, scones and … More Happy Birthday Baking Pure & Simple!!!
I love to make these apples at Thanksgiving. One year my sisters were over and I was in a particularly silly mood while finishing them up. I started imitating Julia Child, explaining each step along the way in a loud, high-pitched voice. I always remember that moment when I bake them. They are best if … More Not Your Mom’s Apple Pie…
The other day I brought some Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies into work. A friend happened by and remarked – “Hey, who made the cookies?” I chimed in that I had and she said, “Oh, so you’re baking again….?” and I answered “Well, yes… I guess I am.” Sometimes we get away from ourselves. We get caught up … More Back to Baking