Waffles were a big deal at the little house on Ankeny Street; my mother had a large waffle baker that had a long black ‘fabric-type’ of cord with little gold threads running through it. She would make one very large waffle or 4 individual pieces could be torn apart and […]
I have been a ‘pie girl’ for as long as I can remember; my choice of birthday treat was almost always a cherry pie – except those times when I requested Angel Food cake – primarily because I thought maybe eating Angel Food cake would make me more . . […]
Ten minutes to empty my head, empty my thoughts, pen-to-paper without stopping. No editing, no looking back – only moving forward. Wouldn’t it be great if we could live life this way? If I could live my life this way? Only moving forward, never looking back to edit, cross through, […]
For many years Anne Castle had a dream. What began as a vision took more than two years to complete when Anne left her corporate job and opened The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls. After 27 years of marriage, Anne divorced her husband and middle-aged, with gray hair, no […]
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=27754815 style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Easy by Rascal Flatts I’m pretty sure even those who love to cook or bake want to push the Easy Button every once in a while; it happens here in my kitchen too. Even though I have an office at home, I […]
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=24547911 style=grass”] Musical pairing – Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow I’m going to keep this short and sweet – if you are a lover of all things coconut, I may have just the cake for you. No really, I have spent the last month testing […]
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=30897970 style=grass”] Musical pairing – Brighter Than the Sun by Colbie Caillat I promised you scones this week and I’m here to deliver with not only white chocolate but I’m also topping these with a Meyer lemon curd . . . you’re quite welcome!
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=27875876 style=grass”] Musical pairing – Heart Of Glass by Blondie Three of our dinner guests huddled around the stove eyeing me suspiciously while I mashed softened butter into a bit of flour; I was making gravy to go with my braised pot roast and roasted vegetables.
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=34637653 style=grass”] Musical pairing – It’s My Party by Lesley Gore I celebrated a birthday last week and found myself in a panic because I thought this was the year to renew my driver’s license; not usually a big deal, right? I know, I know . . […]
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I’m betting some sort of chocolate dessert tops the list of those most requested; chocolate candy, brownies, red velvet anything . . . chocolate seems to reign supreme on this single holiday. We thought you might enjoy a sexy little video to go with […]
Just the name of this Dutch Baby takes me on a journey . . . it takes me back to the little house on Ankeny Street . . . and for some reason memories of my Grandma and Grandpa on my dad’s side come flooding back. Grandpa used to sing […]