Currently browsing tag


Apple-Cinnamon Doughnuts

Our family (starting with Tim’s parents and maybe even before) holds hands and sings a prayer before dinner. (So consider yourself warned if you ever join us for dinner.) Perhaps the most beloved song is the one we call “Johnny Appleseed”. The tradition is that the youngest member of the …

Chocolate Butter Cookies

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Scatter joy this Christmas!

Sunflower Cookies

While on our way to storytime at the downtown library last Wednesday, we stopped into our favorite place to buy bread in Nashville. After picking up our sourdough boule (unsliced, please), we were on our way upstairs to see the Professor and Mary Mary.

Sour Cherry Turnovers

Forget Dorothy’s slippers. Take a look at these ruby beauties! Fresh sour cherries. Also known as tart cherries – and with good reason. Unlike sweet cherries, such as Bings and Rainiers, these glassy red orbs are too tart for eating out of hand, at least for me.

Birds’ Nests Cookies

Chinese Proverb: “You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.” Our Take: “You cannot prevent the birds of Siena, Italy from passing over your head, nor can you prevent their making a mess in your …