When it is cold and grey-skied and refuses to snow, I decide to bake! Why not, you know. Hubs was gone all day judging brass players in a music district competition, and both sets of my plans cancelled due to illness and unexpected babysitting, so it was, of course, a much better plan to bake than, say, tidy up the house, you know. But what … Continue reading cake doctor or pantry raid, part dos?
This past Saturday, my little Main-Street-USA town hosted its annual Christmas parade. I look forward to this event each year, as it marks the introduction of the holiday season. Hubs was up and at’em early, since he had to gather his band together to march, and I had a few hours in between the parade and my mom and my mother-in-law both joining me for … Continue reading it’s beginning to taste a lot like christmas
I have always wondered why chocolate is never a featured dessert on a Thanksgiving table. Sure, it’s time to celebrate the harvest of pumpkins and apples, but in my world, chocolate is never out of season. My Frazer side of the family celebrated Thanksgiving on Saturday night, and Mom asked specifically if I would bake a non-pumpkin dessert, since my sister-in-law doesn’t like pumpkin. I … Continue reading a cake you can eat without having to put your big-girl pants on
This cold weather makes me want my honeymoon and all of the warm, sunny, rum-drenched air of Jamaica back. It makes me want to curl up with my hubs and pretend that we are on vacation and don’t have to get up early in the morning. But you know what else this cold weather makes me want to do? ….. … Continue reading do you know the muffin, mon?
When you are married to a band director, and when it’s autumn, you will always feel like you have more free time than your spouse, no matter what you do for a living. Marching band season puts high demands on my man’s time. Today was hubs’ first completely band-free weekend in months–MONTHS I SAY!!!– so we had major plans. And I had a major surprise! … Continue reading the south does it better
Since July 10, I have been experiencing an identity crisis of sorts. You see, I changed my name when we got married. I didn’t want to drop my middle name, and I didn’t want to lose my maiden name, so I just decided to add Farley on—having four names is a little muffy-buffy for me, I’m sure it’s pretentious, but hey, this is what I … Continue reading baked apple dumplins
This little Yankee girl ventured down to good ole Jefferson City, Tennessee to study English here and, as you might anticipate, met of lot of friends who hailed from the South. My roommate Jenny came from a solid Spartanburg, South Carolina family of six and a mama who sure can cook. When we got a first apartment, I was ecstatic: we could cook and have friends … Continue reading brown sugar + sparkle city