The Pirate Ship Revenge (and how to build it)

I love making decorated cakes – although Munchkin’s first idea this year went something like this… “I want a cake with candy canes and santa and a Jedi and dragons and a horse.” Um… sure buddy… Funny thing – every time I asked him for the next couple of weeks… Continue reading »

The Very Banana-y Banana Bread recipe

Bananas taste great – until they start to ripen. Yes, I am one of those weird people who prefers my bananas just on the cusp of ripeness. They’re perfect when they’re just a little bit green, still firm. Sometimes these bananas almost crunch, they’re so unripe. Once the first few… Continue reading »

Basic Potato Soup Recipe

Today I learned what three weeks of waking up every hour to nurse Little Elf looks like… a migraine. I’d say there’s pretty lights involved except that for me, there aren’t. Mostly everything just hurts and I want a quiet dark room and some extra sleep. I discovered several years ago… Continue reading »

Crockpot Thai Coconut Chicken

Crockpot meals are always a little tricky for me. I prefer crockpot recipes that are unique and unusual, and the generic “crockpot roast with carrots and potatoes” is just not a flavor I enjoy. So when I do run across a crockpot recipe I like the looks of, I always… Continue reading »