Rainbow Cake, a Narrative Story

I have been suffering from some major writer’s block lately.  That is why it has been taking me so long to get my posts up.  I am working on a personal statement.  This will be the most important piece of writing I’ve ever completed, and that is a bit terrifying.  Sometimes it is the pieces…

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

I am now home and back to work, but I had a lovely few days home with family for the holidays.  Christmas is a big celebration in my family.  We love giving each other thoughtful gifts and spending time together eating and being merry.  Well, the being merry part is hard for me because I…

The 25 Days of Christmas Cookies

I mentioned in my previous post that I gave myself a huge baking challenge for the holidays this year.  I wanted to make 25 different batches of cookies for the holidays.  What started out as a brainstorming session for cookie ideas turned into an over-ambitious goal for myself.  I just couldn’t decide what to make. …

Cranberry Orange Sorbet (Recipe)

As I should have expected, I came home from Thanksgiving with a ton of leftover cranberry sauce.  Now, I love my cranberry sauce, but it is hard to eat an entire batch of it myself without eating it for every meal. I decided to try something new this year now that I have my ice…

Supporting Small Business in the Strip District – Pittsburgh, PA

This year on Black Friday, we decided to go down to Pittsburgh’s Strip District and support small business.  Now, I will admit that we did stop at Kohl’s on the way home, but our focus on was supporting these small businesses.  There are so many different local businesses in the Strip, but I am highlighting…

Lofthouse-Style Frosted Cookies

I came across this recipe a couple weeks ago when I was looking for ways to use up egg whites.  I had been using a bunch of egg yolks when I made ice cream and gluten free pasta dough, and I didn’t want to waste all these egg whites.  I wanted to make something exciting,…

Friendsgiving 2018

Friendsgiving is a popular term that popped up around a decade ago.  Of course, the idea of sharing a Thanksgiving meal with friends goes back much further than that, but the term seems to have been coined around then.  I imagine that the earlier end of the Millennial generation were responsible for this fad term….