Pi Day 2013

It’s been more than a week since Pi Day (March 14), but rest assured there was pie for my favorite geek to bring to his department’s celebration. According to him, his pie was the first to be finished off…something of a disappointment to his son and myself, as we secretly hoped for leftovers. Maybe that’s…

Triple the Treat

It was over a year ago that I spied this recipe online. And earlier this month, when my husband needed to bring a pot luck item to an after-hours department party, I remembered this recipe. Thinking that it combined two of his favorite flavors – chocolate and peanut butter – and the fact that he…

Comfort Cooking: Pumpkin Scones

When you’re in a funk, a bit of perspective is helpful. I got just the right dose earlier this week, courtesy of a certain storm that was visiting the East Coast. My grandmother grew up in Massachusetts, and we keep in touch with family who live out there. As the storm’s path was updated and…

How I learned to “stick” it to the birthday cake

When we last left off, the Party on a Stick was coming together pretty well. Menu was set, agenda was loose – because we’re talking about a 4-year-old, folks; his attention span is no longer than a twig in many matters – but the cake was a new issue. Our kiddo loves cake pops, so…

It’s Pi Day, Pi Day…

Apologies to all those Rebecca Black fans out there. I couldn’t resist. March 14, around these parts, is known as Pi Day. (3-14, or 3.14. Get it?) My husband works in technology and as the technology department carries a geeky stigma they feel this is one social event they can legitimately claim. Every year he…

Brownies that Bring the Brogue: Irish Brownies

I’m at least half Irish. I say “at least” because some of my forebears may have fudged a little bit about their provenances purely for the pleasure of irritating their wives. We don’t know for sure, but work with what we’ve got. Over the years I’ve dabbled with some traditional Irish recipes, like brown bread,…

Messing with Destiny

So, did you read yesterday’s prologue? About continuing the cycle because that’s just how it’s always been done? Well. I’m taking a huge risk here, and I know it. I was hesitant about doing this, but I know I am not out to dramatically change the end result – you know, like those screenwriters who…

My lost weekend: Cookiepalooza 2011

Man, I’m tired. But in a good way… A few weeks ago I declared that this weekend would be Cookiepalooza. This annual event at our home involves a whole lot of baking, and then a whole lot of packaging as we prepare to pretty much give away everything we just made to colleagues and daycare…

Time to Make the Cookies…

Happy December, everyone! I’m both excited that this month has arrived and a little spooked that it’s already December. The fact that we’re just a month away from a new year beginning is kind of mind-blowing. However, with December comes… 25 Days of Cookies! Amy, a creative blogger who shares all sorts of fun and…