Monthly Archives: December 2010

a snow day

Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps

I don’t know where you live, but here in the Northeast, where I am visiting for the holidays, is in the process of getting WHACKED by a Blizzard.  Usually, I would be quite excited by the prospect of feet rather than mere inches of snow, but it forced us to postpone a Boxing Day Party, and cancel a trip to Boston for the Revels Show at Harvard.   Now we are just having a lazy day around the house.  And in my opinion, the best thing to do on a lazy day is bake up a batch of cookies. Continue reading

the Eve {and stollen}

Stollen

Happy Christmas Eve! Hopefully at this point, none of you is working.   You’ve traveled to your families (or maybe they came to you!) or are getting there today, just in time.  We were lucky to travel to Dave’s parents’ in PA on Wednesday morning. Continue reading

pistachio sandies

Pistachio Sandies

Christmas is a mere 4 days away. (Seriously, how did that happen?) Even though I started listening to the Classical Christmas pandora station soon after Thanksgiving, the fact that it is already December 21st snuck up on me.   I’m sure there are some of you that are totally cookie-d out.  However, I hope that you have a little more room in your holiday baking schedule.  Continue reading

the best cornbread, seriously

Skillet Cornbread

I know that this is a strong statement, but this is seriously some awesome cornbread. I don’t know where you live right now, but Chicago is currently getting sacked with a windy, blowing snow storm.

SNOW!

My high-rise apartment is creaking in almost disturbing ways, and I am making due with the limited amount of groceries currently in my apartment. Thankfully, I had a bag of black eyed peas and some leftover smoked chicken to use up so I threw that into a pot with some onions and celery and some ground chipotle pepper for good measure. But, black eyed peas are just not worth eating without a nice hunk of cornbread on the side. Continue reading