Tag Archive | baking

Gratitude Gems: Small Holiday Traditions

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! At this time of year, people take comfort in their own holiday traditions.  Certain foods are served, cookies baked, and gifts bought.  Some people sing carols, play board games, go to church, or watch specific Christmas movies.  Other […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Wrap Up

Well, I didn’t try 31 new recipes, but I did try 14!  Plus I tried a few new recipe creations using 2 new veggies – Kale Attempt #1 and #2, and Eggplant Attempt #1 – that I didn’t count towards my total. I think I didn’t meet this goal because I don’t often use recipes.  I’m lucky […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Grown Up Chocolate Pudding

Mmm, pudding. What did I find? Three months ago I happened across a recipe that seemed too good to be true.  I don’t think I had ever tasted homemade pudding before… in fact it’s just one of those things I probably never thought about being made homemade.  It’s always come from a Jello pudding package […]

Try 31 New Recipes – “Real” Lemon Meringue Pie

It was Tavis’ birthday recently, so I asked him what kind of dessert he might like.  He quickly said lemon meringue pie and it took me a moment to realize he wasn’t kidding… darn it.  I said “Okay” in a way meant to convey the dubiousness of the venture, hoping to passive-aggressively persuade him to change […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Blueberry (Mini) Muffins

The picture above is the only pic I managed to capture of these mini beauties because I baked them and ate them with my niece and nephew, and Tavis may also have ate some.  And yes, that’s all there is left. What did I find? I had a hankering for baking.  And we are currently […]