Toffee and the Terrible Ice Storm

  Even though the sun is shining, the wind is blowing and it seems like a good day to stay inside.  Although I cannot recall any days when Lindy and I were allowed to stay at home during bad weather, these days I really enjoy those days when I can stay in my house and […]

The Know-It-All

Mother never attended a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous to our knowledge. However, for one who did not attend, Mary certainly thought she knew all about Alcoholics Anonymous and about alcoholism in general. She would often tell Abby and me that the alcoholics were just trading one addiction for another.  When asked to clarify, she would […]

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe (and a lesson in mini-miracles)

Several years ago I discovered something called Sticky Toffee Pudding.  I was able to order this marvelous concoction and have it sent to my home which I did for a couple of years.  Then I found out that I could obtain it at Whole Foods and I was happy knowing it just waited for me […]

Christmas Chocolate Crack Recipe

If you use my article describing making chocolate crack and use that experience as a guide to what not to do, you might enjoy the results of this recipe for Chocolate Crack. By following this recipe and using my experience as a cautionary tale (hint: do not let the candy slide off and fall onto […]

The Second Holiday Cooking Disaster

I have a friend who says she misses her mother so much around the holidays because her mother made forty different kinds of cookies each year!  I can barely describe forty kinds, let alone get the ingredients and make them.  Anyway, it was in that spirit that I announced to Lindy, I am making chocolate […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, Mary gave to us a tree filled with presents from the past (toys of ours that she had taken away and hidden months before, then re-wrapped for Christmas presents) On the second day of Christmas, Mary gave to us two fruitcakes filled with liquor and a tree filled with […]