Homemade Hot Cross Buns

I've got a great recipe for homemade hot cross buns.  Also, I have a ton of exciting news! First: If you don't feel like making 30 hot cross buns with this recipe I'm bringing to Fiesta Friday today, after a long and regretted absence on my part, you can make two giant hot cross buns and just bake... Continue Reading →

Heirloom Cottage Cheese Pie

"This is the worst pie I've ever tasted."  -my Dad. How's that for an enticement?  Do keep in mind that my Dad said this after eating a bite of my mother's pumpkin pie which is always sublime, and keep in mind that my Dad is a little bit set in his ways.  I'm thinking if... Continue Reading →

Lodge Bread Co.

  #"Live Free and Bake." - Lodge Bread Co. I was going to title this post "Toast in Los Angeles" but for journalistic integrity I had to change it to because the only place (besides home) I've actually been having toast in Los Angeles is the wonderful new Lodge Bread Co. Yes we have good bread... Continue Reading →

Donuts in Los Angeles

If you were wondering what I have been doing the past few months, the title of this post covers a lot of ground towards the answer.  In addition to visiting a slew of mostly newly-opened, but also older, donut shops in Los Angeles, I've also moved jobs twice which has compromised my commitment to blogging.... Continue Reading →

In My Kitchen February 2015

It's been a while since I inventoried what was In My Kitchen, but my recent awesome success with the progeny of Celia@figjamandlimecordial's sourdough starter Priscilla (Celia is the wonderwoman with a blog that's a trove of cooking information, recipes and fun and who hosts In My Kitchen monthly), reminded me to pitch in. So here's... Continue Reading →

Florentine Cookies

Greetings from Dana Point, CA where my husband and I are enjoying a sort of second honeymoon of sorts thanks to the graciousness of my parents.  It's the best Christmas gift ever!  As we speak I am sitting by the fire, watching early morning surfers tackle some low surf, and digesting a breakfast of fried... Continue Reading →

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