Paisley’s joyous treat

After a late evening trip to the library, Mama and I stopped to get frozen yogurt. Even Paisley got in on the action with a little sample of vanilla—and she was so happy about it that her eyes got even bigger! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying Paisley’s reaction to a yummy frozen treat! Many thanks to…

Key lime impatience

Our lime tree is bearing fruit for the first time ever, and I’ve been eager to bake with these beauties. Though they look more like lemons on the tree, the lime flavor was crisp and tart. Since it’s apparently pie day, I made a key lime pie using this fabulous smitten kitchen recipe. We didn’t…

Peppermint fudge cupcakes

Mama and I enjoyed the most glorious peppermint fudge cupcakes tonight! I found them at our local organic grocer on Friday, though they’re made by the same Bay Area bakery that created the triple lemon and mint chocolate cupcakes we adore. This new flavor hasn’t been available before, and we love it! Today’s #OneGoodThing was devouring peppermint…

Be still my heart

Sticky Ginger Pudding is back in our lives, and we couldn’t be happier about it! This truly glorious, warm and cozy dessert went missing from the shelves of our local grocer (and not just ’cause we bought them all). But after inquiring about a special order a few weeks ago, we were thrilled to discover…

Cooking class with Gail

Today I got to see my friend Gail again and take a wonderful cooking class! I had signed up for the “Cast Iron Desserts” class a while back, but it was in danger of being canceled because no one else registered. Thankfully, Gail was available and interested — and I was thrilled to spend some…

Smell of pie baking

I love pumpkin pie, so I decided we shouldn’t have to wait until Thanksgiving. I made our first one of the holiday season tonight, and swooned over the magnificent, spicy scent filling the house! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the smell of pie baking with Mama! Day 321 of 365. And Day 1,052 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the…

Pear cake experiment

Mama and I fell madly in love with a pear and chocolate cake when we were in Venice six years ago. Sadly, the restaurant no longer even makes it. So I did some recipe researching when we got home, and I was thrilled to find a Smitten Kitchen recipe for Bittersweet Chocolate and Pear Cake!…