Cookie Thursday: Lemon cupcakes (recipe)

Gee, I guess after two weeks of posting something other than cookies on Cookie Thursday, I might have to change the title. Maybe. Not this week. Anywho, last week was my son’s half birthday at school. Oh, you must remember from when you were in school. Those children whose birthdays landed during summer vacation never

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Gadget Day: Steamed Pudding Molds (recipe: Persimmon Pudding)

One of the many gadgets I inherited from my Mom were two Steamed Pudding Molds. She used them every year to make Persimmon Pudding, around the holidays. Steamed pudding is a traditional English dessert, generally made out of some fruit or another. Christmas Plum pudding comes to mind. Apparently, there are also savory steamed puddings,

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Gadget Day: Serrated peeler (recipe: Limoncello)

Last Christmas, Santa put a lovely new Oxo serrated peeler in my stocking, just in time for my annual Limoncello-making marathon. As I pulled it out on January 1st, I was reminded of just how much I enjoy this gadget. I wrote about different kinds of peelers back in September. Specific peelers are good for

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Cookie Thursday: Apricot Raisin Bars (recipe)

Apricot Raisin BarsTwo reasons for today’s quick and healthy bar cookie – we are short on time this afternoon, as my daughter has an after school program that runs late. And, tonight I am going to a blogger meet up in San Francisco. Well, I guess there is a third. Did you know that eating

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