Raves and Faves 25

If you love cooking, eventually you might find yourself hanging out at your local farmers market, asking farmer types if a chicken’s eggs match the color of her ears, and whether chicken ears are visible. If you’re lucky, the farmer will give you a friendly smile and an answer that satisfies your curiosity without ridiculing…

Birthday Cake

  I’m a big fan of back-of-the-box recipes, and not just those on food products. My favorite baking pans come wrapped in cardboard sleeves that each feature a recipe using that particular pan, and every one has been a keeper. When Last born said she wanted a yellow cake with chocolate frosting for her recent…

Elderflower Cosmo

This drink accompanied my Super Bowl Nachos a couple of weeks ago, and I’m thinking it will make a lovely preamble to Friday night’s steak dinner, too. The original recipe came from a Valentine’s Day potluck menu┬áposted on Williams-Sonoma’s “Taste” blog. I had to do a little modifying to account for a total lack of…