Happy Birthday, Dan: White Russian Cheesecake

Here’s Dan, with his annual birthday present from me–a cheesecake. For the past several years, I have been making Dan cheesecakes, because he has an inordinate ability to consume entire cheesecakes at a sitting. They are his favorite thing, in fact, though with my cheesecakes, he contents himself with only two pieces at a sitting, […]

Weekend Kat Blogging: Happy Mother’s Day

I had a wonderful Mother’s Day this year. Kat was adorable all day, and after Zak told her it was Mommy’s Day, she would come running up and out of nowhere and hug me, which she does anyway, mind you, but this time she would say, “Mommy Day!” “Happy!” It was terribly cute. Zak gave […]

Culinary April Fool’s Pranks, Japes and Larks

Have you ever played a food or beverage related April Fool’s prank? When I was about four or five years old, I did. It all went down like this. Even as a kid, I am told that I had a wicked sense of humor, and was apt to do things that were unexpected. The April […]

Another Sewing Project: Morganna’s Quilt

Here is a photo I wanted to post back in August, when I finished it, but I couldn’t because it was to be my big gift to Morganna for Generic Winter Holiday. (Considering we are a household that includes a Buddhist, an atheist, an agnostic and a Jew, and we are celebrating Hanuka, Yule, and […]

Sewing And Craft Projects Part Two: The Totoro Apron

This second installment of my weekly posts on my sewing, quilting and crafts projects features the Totoro apron that I made for Kat for Christmas, which she wants to wear all the time. It was really easy to make–the apron itself took me only a couple of hours to cut and sew together. It is […]

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