Strawberry Icebox Pie with Pretzel Crust

It’s hard to find a pie my kids will actually eat.  This is a pie that seals the deal! Even John, who indulges me by being my taste-tester but doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, really loved this pie.  It’s all gone, my friends.  All gone. The crust is made out of pretzels, brown…

Strawberry Shortcake to Welcome Summer

Summer starts when strawberry season begins if you ask me.  What a joy it is to be able to be outside picking your own food!  The shortcake recipe here is a nice complement to the already-sweet berries.  Hope you’re enjoying this Memorial Day weekend, too.   Here’s all you need. And this’ll take about 30…

A Royal Dessert: Lemon Elderflower Cake

I’m going to be honest –  I’m not one of those crazy obsessed royal family people.  I tend to feel bad for them — the way they have to be in the public spotlight all of the time and stand up hours after giving birth to wave at people when all I know Kate wants…

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

This past week has been so wet and rainy I’ve felt we needed a boat to move through our day.  It’s been so long since I’ve felt “summer” weather that I had almost forgotten what summer storms were like, when the weather gets sticky and humid and the sky decides to suddenly open up.  It…

The Easiest and Most Delicious Lemon Curd

My little guy broke him arm in two places.  Ahhhhh!  It’s been a special few days.  We get back from Disney, get the kids back in school, and then that Thursday I get the dreaded call from the kid’s school.  I know immediately someone must be sick…but I didn’t expect the director to tell me…

Kickin’ it old school with Dirt and Worms

I still remember the day I came home telling my mom I had eaten dirt and worms.  I was in Kindergarten, and our teacher Ms. Monticello, had made dirt and worms and presented it to us in this beautiful flower pot.  It was magical.  And so delicious.  I think my brain had a hard time…