Cinnamon-nut Coffee Cake

The light crumb of this yeasted coffee cake is easy to prepare, fragrant with cinnamon and nuts and glazed in a vanilla icing. Pour a cup of coffee―it’s time for a break! When Friends Inspire It was late May. The world was about to enter a third month under the gloomy, restrictive veil of covid-19. […]

Italian Apple Cake

Less than 30 minutes by car is an apple growing region called Apple Hill. I wrote about it in this post. This past weekend, my family ventured there for a day of autumn splendor. I knew the outing would involve apples, apple doughnuts, a picnic, and a little wine tasting. Area forecasters were calling for […]

Cinnamon Candy Apples

The first Halloween costume I can recall wearing was a scarecrow. My mother worked hard on it, using some of my dad’s worn garments, an old broom stick, and hay she found on the cheap somewhere. The long sleeves and pant legs, drooped on my kindergarten-aged frame, but once the broom stick was inserted through […]

Rustic Plum Galette Recipe

Where The Day Takes You I had no idea I’d be canning plum preserves or making a galette. I had an entirely different notion of how the day would go. It was the first overcast day in months. Deep claps of thunder coupled with flash lightning ushered in much needed rain overnight. I wanted a […]

Cherry-Chocolate Chiffon Cake

For each passing day the late spring sun tracks a little higher in the sky. The warmth emanating from it intensifies, and feels closer like the sensation of being swaddled in a bath towel straight from the dryer. And all I can think about is the bounty to come while Mother Nature sets the stage […]

Raspberry Jam

  I read this post on the Rethinking Autism Facebook page a day or so ago. I couldn’t get it out of my head. As it is, some parents of autistic kids get caught up in their own sorrow over their child’s autism. This state of mind, in one form or another, is invariably emitted […]