Sunday Morning Coffee Musings 5/20/18

Good Morning All! Hey, I’d like to apologize for not being here for a few months. That health thing that happened to me? It took far longer than I realized to get back to “normal” for me. I finally got my thyroid working properly again (sort of) and got...

Sunday Morning Coffee Musings 4/8/18

March was a lost month for me. I will explain. I have low thyroid function, possibly Hashimoto’s, but my doctor has never confirmed that diagnosis. Just my low thyroid function. It took a nosedive sometime between last July and the end of the year. I was constantly exhausted, I...

Black Magic Cake #Variations on a theme

This is, without exception, my favorite chocolate cake. I was first introduced to this luscious, intensely chocolate bundt-type cake in 1995 when I picked up a copy of New Kosher Cuisine for All Seasons by Feuerstadt and Strauss.  It was a non-dairy version titled Shabbat Chocolate Cake, and it...

Sunday Morning Coffee Musings 3/4/18

Sometimes a cooking failure is not really a failure, as such. I have a friend whose birthday is today. Her son also has a birthday this week. She invited my husband and I over for her birthday dinner, and I asked immediately, “What kind of cake do you like?’...

Random thoughts in the Car #1

First I would like to apologize for not making my normal schedule of posts. I had a little health issue that sucked away my will to sit upright and focus on anything. (TL:DR – I had an infected tooth, the antibiotics did horrible things to my innards) Since this...

#TBT Smoke gets in your eyes – and your food

If you have ever been around a smoker, and you are a non-smoker, you may have experienced the overwhelming odor of cigarette smoke. It permeates the very fabric of the dwelling, Nothing escapes this stench, and if you stay long enough, it attaches itself to your clothes and hair....

Clementine Cake – Variations on a theme

Sometimes I obsess about foods that I have never had before. It started when I was small, reading C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” I desperately wanted to try Turkish Delight. If it was something that one ate while drinking hot cocoa, it had to be...

Sunday Morning Coffee Musings 2/18/18

Ugh! This week! Hell of a way to point you in a direction. When I was in my late twenties, I was married to my son’s father. I had quit my job to take care of our son, and my husband had gotten laid off from his job shortly...

Sunday Morning Coffee Musings – 2/11/18

All we need is a little patience. I am a good cook and a better baker. I can make puff pastry, cream puffs, eclairs, cannolis – you name it I’ve made it. Souffle? It’s a snap! Tiramisu? Of course! I’m not afraid to try to make anything. Except for...

#TBT Cast away

I went to make funnel cakes last night and wanted to use the smaller cast iron pan I own. It had been hanging on it’s hook for a few months, and we had not used it for quite some time. However, when I turned the pan around, there was...