Banana Bread Recip..

Banana Bread Recipe

Tweet Mama used to make banana bread often and give us thick slices, toasted, with peanut butter for breakfast. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods that takes me back, though I don’t make banana bread very much. Tweet

Turkey Gravy

turkey gravy

Tweet It’s Thanksgiving time and that means horrible dry turkey that is only edible once slathered in turkey gravy! I kid. Your turkey doesn’t have to be dry; follow this butter-injected turkey recipe to see. But, dry turkey or delicious, having a gravy-boat-load (or several) of turkey gravy on the table is very necessary. Tweet

Apple Cake

apple cake

Tweet Before we get to the business of this totally amazing apple cake with marzipan fruits, let me tell you a story. Or you can skip the story and just scroll along down to the video and recipe. I will never know the difference and you will get apple cake a little bit sooner. Tweet

Welcome to the Bab..

Welcome to the Baby Jungle

TweetWe did it. We made a baby. Flint D. Sharpe, born October 28. After the easiest pregnancy and the fastest delivery ever (just over 6 hours, what?!!? My uterus is amazing.) we finally have the baby for whom we’ve waited over two years [ICYMI, read about the depressing Molar Pregnancy of 2012 here]. It’s bananas. […]

How to Make Marzip..

How to Make Marzipan Fruits

TweetHow to make marzipan fruits: apples, pears, oranges It’s not too difficult to make your own marzipan fruits for decorating cakes or just for eating. Marzipan is an almond paste that is readily available in grocery stores near the cake decorating supplies. Odense is a common brand and it’s sold in 7 ounce tubes. The […]

Butter Roasted Swe..

roasted sweet potatoes

Tweet Butter roasted sweet potatoes are an easy sweet potato side dish without the marshmallows. I love the combination of browned butter, lime juice, a squirt of honey and rosemary with these roasted potatoes; it’s complex and a little surprising. The butter and honey combine in the oven to make a shiny glaze and the […]

Butternut and Barl..


TweetGiveaway and a salad recipe! Pacific Merchants sent me this beautiful wooden salad bowl and tongs set and said I could give one to you, too! Or you can have a $75 gift certificate to pick out another of their handcrafted acacia wood pieces. I made a butternut and barley salad to go in mine, […]

Bolognese Sauce


Tweet An ex-boyfriend taught me about Bolognese. Until then, I guess I’d always just made “spaghetti sauce” like a regular person who is from Texas and whose only experience with Italian food is from Olive Garden. When I saw him mincing carrots and celery for our sauce, I was like, “Whoa, dude. What is happening […]

Dirt Cake

dirt cake

Tweet The Dirt Cake is something that many people grew up on. Not me. I think dirt cakes are indigenous to the American midwest which would explain why I’d never heard of them until I was well past voting age. That, and my mom was a devout sugar-hating hippie and dirt cake is almost 100% […]