The first time in a long time

A proud moment occurred in my life recently. This may seem trivial and small to you; however, I assure you from the standpoint of someone who has regular mishaps with cooking, the fact that I managed NOT to burn something as simple as chocolate chip cookies is a celebratory moment for me. It may seem like I have disappeared off the face of the earth, with the lack of writing recently, but rest assured–I have been busy with other things–one of which is preparing for my daughter’s first birthday party! *GASP* It sounds cliché, I know, but I am constantly … Continue reading The first time in a long time

We have another night

Why, hello there. I know this is a rather late post about Thanksgiving, but as with the holidays, time is a flurry for me. I’ve spent the past week recovering from the lovely tryptophan-induced coma I was in, while being secretly glad that I won’t be eating any more turkey for at least another year. I’ve been looking at and reading up cookbooks–specifically baking books, like this one. I’ve spent my Black Friday (luckily) avoiding crazy crowds and realizing that Black Friday is full of media hype that benefits retail stores but not the customer.  I’ve managed to read about 15 … Continue reading We have another night

A random occurrence

After my Butternut Squash debacle, I was very hesitant to step back into kitchen. It must’ve been a coincidence then, when I was still recovering from killing my beloved butternut squash that my husband came home and asked me what the burning smell is. I feigned ignorance to the smell, casually saying, “Oh I was just boiling water. Nothing major.” He looked at me incredulously, with a half amused expression. Like, really. “No really, I was boiling water,” I responded. Yes, that’s right. Yours truly has managed to create smoke by boiling water. Don’t ask me how that happened—it just … Continue reading A random occurrence

A long way to go

Epic FAIL last night. Just when I thought I’d be successful at making dinner I ended up failing miserably. I should just be banned from the kitchen, period. At least for a couple of weeks. I need time to recover from this major failure. Cue the kitchen doctor, please. Apparently it is NOT a good idea to put hot contents into a glass baking dish because it’ll break. How on earth did that happen- you tell me! I’ve actually baked using that dish before – with hot contents inside, and it has never broken until now. With my luck, it … Continue reading A long way to go