Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler

As far as fruits go, I’m a summer kind of gal myself.  Winter’s boring oranges and bitter grapefruits are no match for summer’s sweet bounty.  And really, straight from the fields, they’re perfect.  Yet we always find ways to plus them, don’t we?  We shortcake or buckle or creamify them.  My favorite, though?  When we cobbler them. I found this recipe–I don’t remember where, allrecipes, maybe?–a couple of years ago.  Nary a summer month has … Continue reading Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler


I’ve been busy.  Busy baking that is. Today I’m going to share a recipe for Mandlebrot. I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, what the heck is mandlebrot. Where have you been? Not reading Disney’s FamilyFun magazine obviously. This I know because that’s where I found the recipe.  Eight or nine years ago. Mandlebrot, for you unenlightened ones, is a twice-baked cookie, that is remarkably similar to biscotti.  Only better.  Way better. And good news: … Continue reading Mandelbrot

Toffee Oatmeal Fudge Bars

It’s that time again. Holiday baking time that is. Sugar cookies, gingersnaps, and mini-loaves of sweet breads are the usual suspects. But we like to do things a wee bit different around here. And–in case you do too–I thought I’d share some of our favorite holiday cookie and confection recipes. I won’t bore you by doing them all at once though.  I thought I’d sprinkle a few into my posts over the next couple of … Continue reading Toffee Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Strawberry PIe

  I dare you to say your mouth isn’t watering. Yes, this is how I spent one of my precious free hours this morning.  Baking a fresh strawberry pie for my family to devour after dinner.  This, and freshly laundered sheets on the beds that every single one of them will crawl into tonight.  And they have the nerve to ask me what I did all day. Okay, enough with the pity party.  On to … Continue reading Strawberry PIe