My Grandma’s Famous (to us) Buttercream Frosting

    O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. I LOVE Fall!  I adore the crisp weather, vibrant colors, college football, apple picking, pumpkin harvesting, sitting down with a good book while sipping mulled cider, need I go on???  I’m […]

No Knead Peasant Bread

Easy to make + the ingredients won’t break the bank!  No Knead Peasant Bread is a win, no matter which way you look at it!   My family loves, adores, idolizes and worships CARBS!!!  Oh, delightful carbs, we will forever be smitten with you……  It’s true that carbohydrates provide our bodies with energy, but they also […]

Grandma’s Famous (to us) Soft Sugar Cookies

  My grandmother was a card playin’, polka dancin’, figure skatin’, sewin’, cookin’, bakin’ kind of grandma.  In case you were wonderin’, no, she was not a hillbilly.  She was lovingly adored by many, including me, her oldest granddaughter.  Mary was a mother of six, a grandmother of eleven and now, years after she has been gone, a […]

What’s in a Name?

  As far back as I can remember, the holidays + baking went together like paper + glue.  We’d slather those sugar cookies with buttercream frosting and decorate to our heart’s content.  While my sister used every colored sugar and sprinkle possible to create her cookie masterpiece, I would painstakingly line up row after row of chocolate chips, […]