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Adult Treats (Alcohol-based, not Nudity-based, although you can combine the two)

Yesterday I made three kinds of popsicles:  raspberry kefir, apple juice, and amaretto sour.  The kids had some of each of the first two kinds today, the third kind is calling my name.  Amaretto Sour Popsicles Mix 2 cups limeade with 1/2 cup amaretto.  Pour into popsicle molds, freeze.  Do not serve to the children, eat them […]


Rhubarb Curd

I am in love, again.  This time I have a new-found passion for rhubarb curd.  It is tart and sweet and thick and rich and utterly delicious.  You can mix it with a citrus, make it plain, use it as a cake filling, whip it with cream, top bars with it, spread it on toast, stir […]

parenting, recipes

Soup and Bedtime

Why, oh why must bedtime be such a struggle?  It never fails, come time to brush teeth and get in bed, that’s when the badly behaved monsters come out.  Not just the kids, I take full responsibility for my part – impatience, thy name is mama at bedtime.  I hate it.  Each night I promise […]


Almond Tea Cookies

To paraphrase Shakespeare, tea cookies by any other name still taste as sweet.  Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Almond Tea Cookies – it’s all the same when you bite into this buttery, sugary, rich delight.  This recipe should make about 2 dozen, you can easily double it. 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup powdered […]