Sunday Morning Coffee Musings 6/24/18

It’s almost 9:30 today. I was up at a little before 7, taking the morning medications and waiting the hour it requires until I can have a coffee or anything other than water. It seems to take forever on the weekends, waiting for that hour until I can have...

Sunday Morning Coffee Musings, June 17th: Repairs

We went on vacation, and then we recovered from vacation, and then we started to work on the RV. Eric has a philosophy about working on the RV. “Everything works perfectly, except for this”, and “this” is whatever project he is currently working on. He told me this is...

Sassy Cook goes on the road!

Oh dear God, what have we done? We have always wanted an RV. Well, we wanted a camper, and my husband wanted something with a bathroom in it. We purchased a 1995 Dutchmen Duck pop-up camper from a co-worker for $500. It was in good shape, as these things...

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...