Peeps cupcakes


Confession: The weather is 13 degrees Fahrenheit in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and according to it feels like 1°. But it’s March 5, and today I saw the robins. Here’s a sweet idea for welcoming spring. Your favorite cupcake recipe + green-tinted frosting + sugared marshmallow Peeps = kiddo happiness, big time. Pretty self-explanatory, really. If […]

March 5, 2014

What is it with women and food?


A question for you: What is it with women and food? I’ve been having fun conversations lately with people like me who love chocolate, and who in snowy weather want to sit around eating all the time. Oh me. What do you think a godly woman should look like? Should she be a model of […]

January 28, 2014

Tips on working with melted chocolate


1. Start with good chocolate. Many cooks use melting chocolate, purchased in small discs or large blocks. Functionally it works well, particularly for large batches; but I find the flavor bland and the texture waxy. I prefer chocolate chips—ordinary and delicious: either semisweet or milk chocolate, depending on what I’m making. Go name brand, not […]

August 1, 2013

A tale of two gentlemen


Confession: I have extremely archaic ideas about male behavior. I know they are archaic, but I hold to them stubbornly nonetheless. ***** I stood in line at a busy supermarket, a cartful of groceries in front of me, my sister-in-law in line behind me. We stood there, chatting and waiting, comparing bargains. Waiting longer. Chatting […]

July 29, 2013

Today, a piece of cake

Food, Life around home

Today I did not feed my kids enough, I guess. They asked for food every fifteen minutes. Mommy, can I have a snack? as I was washing up the lunch dishes… Hmm. Thought you would be makin supper by now… at 3:30 in the afternoon. Mom, I’m gonna DIE… at 5:00, after plenty of snacks. […]

June 12, 2013

Valentine chocolate spoons

Celebrations, Food

Confession: I love chocolate. Warm, melting chocolate–doubly so. Here’s a sweet suggestion for a child’s Valentine; needless to say, not original with me. Valentine’s Day is a lover’s holiday. But sometimes it’s fun to make the day special for little people. Do you share crafts or treats with children this time of year?

February 8, 2013