Browned Butter Cardamom Cookies: Foodie Christmas Gift #5

First, let me apologize for the continued lack of pictures. As soon as I have camera action again, we’ll get pictures of these up.   One of my favorite Christmas cookies to eat or to give claims many lines of descent:  Swedish nut balls, Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding cakes–I know I’m missing some other [Read On]

Homemade Marshmallows: Foodie Christmas Gift #4

Last year I made homemade marshmallows for the first time. For years I felt too intimidated to make the attempt, not sure why, but I’m so glad I finally gave it a whirl. These need to be started at least a day before you need to serve them or package them for gifts, so be [Read On]

Simple (and Frugal!) Homemade Hot Chocolate: Foodie Christmas Gift #3

Years ago, when I first was looking seriously into making homemade gifts for sharing at Christmas, I stumbled across a newsletter that had recently begun publication–a housewife in Maine had started sharing ideas on frugality (a.k.a. “tightwaddery”) and I was hooked on some of those ideas from the very beginning. Amy Dacyczyn and all of [Read On]

Oeufs en Cocotte

Be sure to read all the way through to the bottom.  We’re doing another $50 gift card giveaway and the details are after the recipes…   Val and I were discussing food I know, what’s new, right? over the phone the other day.  We were talking about some of the requests we had during our [Read On]

Time for a Cuppa?

We have had a couple of cold, sleety, rainy, dreary days here recently, and I know Rebecca’s working hard at getting the site in order and could probably use a little warm comfort herself, so I thought I’d throw in a good word for one of our favorite go-to’s at times like these–hot brewed black [Read On]

Stick with us… We’re getting there…

Okie dokie.  Let’s call what’s up on the blog now a sneak preview.  Of what?  I couldn’t say exactly…  It sort of depends on how many brain cells I have left after banging my head against the wall for hours on end trying to learn this dratted code and css gobbledygook.  Bear with us.   [Read On]

F.R.U.S.T.R.A.T.I.O.N. Technology style!

Okie dokie.  We have what you might call a bit of a problem.  A technological problem.  This blog ‘make-over’ is temporary only.  Hopefully we’ll have our little code issue resolved by tomorrow.  In the meantime, enjoy our new and transient zen look.   Rebecca and Val

Yooper Pasties

Okay.  Now those of my readers who are Yoopers (specifically) or Michiganders (generally)  will know exactly what I’m saying.  Those of you who don’t have kith or kin in either Michigan or Cornwall might need a little explanation.  The pasties of which I speak are pronounced ‘PASS- tees’.  The ones you’re probably thinking about are pronounced [Read On]