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…

A cookie kind of afternoon

I made Confetti Cookies with colorful sprinkles and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies this afternoon. The sprinkle-laden treats are a SmittenKitchen recipe I’ve made before, but adding Caramel chips to my Chocolate Chip Cookies was a new twist. All of the cookies were delicious! Now I’m eager to share the baked goodness! Today’s #OneGoodThing was a cookie kind…

Homemade winter soup

I made a giant pot of butternut squash soup last night, which we’ll be enjoying all weekend. Pureed cannelloni beans make the dairy-free soup very creamy, while a bit of crispy turkey bacon gives it a lovely smokiness. The recipe, of no-longer-remembered origin, is an old favorite of mine that I’ve been making for more…

Chicken waffle sandwiches & beignets

After another excellent chiropractic adjustment this morning, Mama and I decided to stop for chicken waffle sandwiches on the way home. We were thrilled to return to Sonoma Crust and see our friend Anne again. Of course, we also ordered some of her delicious beignets! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying this feast with Mama and catching up with our…

Adjusting my crown

Latkes with brisket, applesauce, and sour cream Chewing has ranged from uncomfortable to painful for the last three weeks, so today I returned to my dentist for an adjustment on my recent same-day crown. Thankfully, no numbing was required, just a bit of grinding down until my bite was even. I was thrilled to be…

Wreath from Chessy

Our regular Trader Joe’s grocery store, which burned down in the Santa Rosa Firestorm last year, recently reopened and I was looking forward to returning today. Once you get past the overcrowded parking lot, everyone in the store is super nice and very helpful. When I first began my shopping, an older woman in a…

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…