Very vanilla cupcakes 🧁

Have you been searching for that seemingly elusive, delicate, yet very delicious vanilla cupcake? I certainly have, until now! It’s my brother-in-law’s birthday tomorrow, and I decided to bake a few treats to celebrate how wonderful, kind and generous he is. Happy birthday, Tom! 1 3/4 c AP flour 1 c raw sugar 1/3 tsp…

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits 

Yes, biscuits! If you’re looking for a good, flakey, layered with butter, cinnamon and raisins biscuit lightly kissed with creamy, silk-like glaze – look no further!  Crazy menopausal cravings are worse than the pregnancy ones for me- sweet one minute salty, the next… moist (sorry Tyler) one bite, then crunchy the next… wonderful woes of…

Coastal Friends

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Yves Cousteau For my friends near the shore: Tweed Kettle Pie 2 lbs potatoes salt 8 oz cream cheese, softened 2 T butter 1/4 c fresh chives or scallions Good quality bacon (I prefer peppered turkey) 6 T butter,…

Mmmm… coffee

Today marks day 46 ~ 46 days of no sugar, no caffeine, lots of working out and a grilled taco at every meal.  Ok, the grilled taco thing is a slight exaggeration, but really, 46 days of no sugar, no caffeine?  Today I have decided to put the kibosh on my hiatus from that dark,…