classic brownies

classic brownies

One of my most cherished Christmas tasks is baking cookies. Ralph and the girls each have their favorites that I only make at Christmas time. I will still make cookies for Ralph and Sara but knowing that the twins cookies … Continue reading

raving lunatic

raving lunatic

I have been reduced to a raving lunatic. One of the challenges of cooking in three kitchens – Carmarthen St , the farm and the IbN – is remembering what ingredients I have in each one. This morning, on Carmarthen, I thought I was … Continue reading

Faithful Friends Who Are Dear To Us…

3000 tiny white lights, 200 feet of green garland, 13 wreaths, one 10 foot Christmas tree, miles of wired ribbon and sinamay, silver and gold beads, precious ornaments, bells, pinecones, candlesticks, votives, heralding angels, nutcracker princes –  I am decorated! … Continue reading

Chocolate Cupcakes for Father’s Day

Chocolate Cake makes 18 cupcakes preheat oven 350*F line muffin tin with paper liners 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups granulated sugar 2 extra-large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup best quality cocoa 2 … Continue reading