Whole Wheat Honey Bread


Food

Hi there, dears! I hope your holidays were as delightful as mine! ***** Confession: I thought I’d never try a how-to video again, but I did. My sis-in-law was asking for a tutorial post on bread-making and I said—“Oh my. You just have to be there.” So I created a movie for her, in lieu […]

January 6, 2015

Ginger cookies filled with buttercream


Food, People

She made them better than anyone else could: small and perfect rounds, soft and sugared. And then she’d make them in miniature, the size of an American quarter, just for the little people. We called her Tiny Grandma, and her hallmark cookies? Ginger. I have her recipe, and when I bake her cookies I remember […]

December 22, 2014

Giveaway: Simple Servings cookbook!


Food

UPDATE: As of December 6, 2014, this giveaway is closed. ***** Dear people, I’m happy to announce there’s a new cookbook on the market around here! – Simple Servings: recipes celebrating the place of food, faith & laughter at Faith Builders. Beatrice King has gathered an incredible collection of great eats. She’s been head cook at […]

December 3, 2014

Who said sugar and spice is for girls?


Food

One night I watched little boy L playing with dishes in the bath. He held a toy cupcake tin in one hand, level, and with the other he carefully poured the smallest possible amount of water out of a teapot into each of the six holes. Then he set the teapot aside, chose a measuring cup, and […]

October 14, 2014

Mini hotdog buns


Food

So last week was no-grocery week and I decided to bake hotdog buns instead of buying them. I got out a jiffy recipe from a trusted cookbook and started measuring and rolling. In typical Shari-fashion I made them the day of the cookout so they’d be fresh, pinning everything on one effort without leaving myself […]

August 6, 2014