In keeping with a tradition begun in 2020* with the publication of my daughter’s first book, I presented her yesterday with an edible celebration for the launch of her second book (albeit a month after the publication date.) I’m so proud of her yet again! She’s persevered while also working in a challenging job and … More Brownies for The Launch 2
Having finished last night chronologically listing several months of photos meant to go in this blog with a paragraph or two and discovering that today is U.S. National Dessert Day and with Seattle prepping for a Mayoral election, I decided to do a quick post inspired by all those things. During the run-up to the … More It’s National Dessert Day. Something Cherry, Lorena Gonzalez?
My mother’s 91st birthday is Monday the 6th. Since there’s “Independence Day Observed” today (Friday) and Saturday the 4th is Independence Day, I made special cookies* for her birthday and mailed them on Wednesday to make sure they’d arrive on time. Yesterday USPS sent me an “Alert” telling me that the package was being returned … More All’s well that ends well.
The 22nd of December is the birthday of a friend who didn’t get a cake on her birthday last year (or even a dedicated post-birthday cake) not due to oversight but because my daughter took me to Las Vegas to satisfy my curiosity about the city at the same time as removing me from the … More Chocolate Sourdough Cherry Cake with Betty Christensen’s Fudge Frosting, and a joyous family surprise
A few days ago I made a Cinnamon Overnighter for brunch using fresh eggy sourdough and slathering the cinnamon goop in the middle AND top.* Having had the leftovers twice and a quart of milk close-on its expiration date, I decided to make a custard pudding with the remaining cubed bits. Trader Joe’s has jars … More Amarena Cherry on Cinnamon Overnighter-now-custard pudding
Sunday was Mark’s 65th birthday so I invited a few of his close friends over for a casual lunch and chat and cake. One of the attendees had a birthday two days prior, so we sang the song to both and they both blew out a candle. Someone asked how this cake is made. “Easy. … More Pineapple Upside Down Cake, 2 Methods, 1 by Navy Seal
One of the neighbors missed out on the first of the summer fruit ice creams, so today I told him the next would be blackberry or Bing cherry (or Lambert) if I can find some good cherries. So far none have met my tests, i.e., not woody, not grainy, not mushy and plenty of flavor. … More Rainier Cherry Ice Cream, V.1, F1