a cake you can eat without having to put your big-girl pants on

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

smack your lips together and call it good

While I wish I could write today about all of the trimmings and goodies I’d be preparing for Thanksgiving, I can’t, since I am not cooking at any one of the three Thanksgiving celebrations we are attending—the moms and grandmas own this, and until we have wee ones of our own, I am totally fine with being fed by tried-and-true turkey-day champions!!! So I’m going … Continue reading smack your lips together and call it good

other things to do with rice krispies

Almost everyone I know who is from Virginia has lived in Richmond at some point in their lives, myself included.  (Ok, I’m not really “from” Virginia, but since I’ve lived here for a decade, I can count, right?) So, circa 2004, I had just moved to Richmond for a teaching job and was armed with books.  I  scored an awesome apartment, and had daydreams of … Continue reading other things to do with rice krispies

the man who cooks for his woman has a happy woman, AKA, feeding mrs. farley

When a girl dreams about her prince charming, she imagines that one day, a man who loves her and only her will come along and be a handsome, kind, loving, generous, hilarious, romantic, confident, warm-hearted and wonderful sort of prince charming. I have been blessed to have met and married that wonderful sort, but never would I have imagined that once upon a time, the … Continue reading the man who cooks for his woman has a happy woman, AKA, feeding mrs. farley

adam sandler serenades me in the kitchen…i mean…

Farley hasn’t met a food he doesn’t much care for (except for maybe cauliflower), and while we go out for Thai and Indian, and grab sushi whenever we can, I daresay my hubs is a comfort-food man. He also does not typically support ‘meatless dinners.’ So on a night where I might have otherwise torn open a box of Fruit Loops (definitely meatless) and gone … Continue reading adam sandler serenades me in the kitchen…i mean…

brown sugar + sparkle city

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