Maple Pecan Pie

Take it as proof that this is good pie: We polished it off before it occurred to me to snap a photo. This one’s for you, S. I’ve been making pecan pie for a long time. I like the syrupy goodness of the old-fashioned kind, full of toasted pecans and jiggly goo*. Homemade pastry is…

Six-Minute Egg

Most of the year, clients pay my lawyer husband in the official currency of the United States and its overseas territories, i.e., the American dollar. That makes it convenient for paying our mortgage and associated household  expenses. But periodically, most often in December, different currencies appear. Expressions of friendship and gratitude, they take the form of…

Oops.

If you received an e-mail this evening containing what looked like a half-finished Cookbook Wall blog post, that’s because it WAS a half-finished Cookbook Wall blog post. I accidentally pressed “publish” before the thing was ready. I often pull cornbread from the oven before it’s completely baked, too. Please see the website for a much more…

Whistling past the graveyard.

All that talk on the news yesterday about how eating beef and processed meats is bad for us made me hungry for a steak. My husband makes the best, grilled over charcoal, which happens to be the method most reviled in the report released by an adjunct of the World Health Organization. In deference to…

Grief shared.

For Charlotte, Daniel, Rachel, Olivia, Josephine, Dawn, Dylan, Madeleine, Catherine, Chase, Jesse, Ana, James, Grace, Anne, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Caroline, Jessica, Avielle, Lauren, Mary, Victoria, Benjamin, and Allison. How ironic that the heinous acts of a madman propelled you into the presence of God and His eternal goodness and light. I am so very sad…