As a general rule, I might be insulted if someone tasted food that I had prepared and promptly announced that it was “too delicious” for me to have made.  I might grab said item away from the offending party and refuse to share any more with them.  I might, butRead More →

I’ve tried on several occasions to create my own recipe for a soft and chewy granola bar.  It seemed like a pretty simple goal.  I had no idea just how difficult it would prove to be.  The first several versions were anything but soft and chewy.  They were dry and hadRead More →

I was drinking a cup of coffee yesterday morning while reading the news headlines on my laptop.  Among the news, I saw a tagline proclaiming that it was National Pancake Day.  I was intrigued.  I like pancakes.  I clicked on the headline and prepared to read a story full ofRead More →

I’m having a hard time writing this post without hearing Tina Fey saying “Uhlaskuh” in my head.  Nevertheless, the aforementioned dessert is so fantastic that I will bravely forge ahead. I don’t remember when I first started making Baked Alaska.  I do know that it was pre-egg allergy in the family,Read More →

Welcome to French Fridays with Dorie at 1840 Farm.  I’m not usually a person who looks to join this kind of thing.  Really, I’m not.  However, this group involves cooking, reading, eating French food, and blogging.  I felt that an exception had to be made. And then there’s the factRead More →

It’s official. It’s fall. I know, I know. I’m supposed to embrace this change. I should get out my favorite sweater, go apple picking, and buy a pumpkin. I don’t want to. Instead, I want to invite summer to stay a while longer. I want to thumb my nose at Mother Nature. I want her to understand in no uncertain terms that she can keep her beautiful foliage if I can keep my tomato patch a while longer.Read More →

I’ve made my share of macaroni and cheese in the 1840 Farm kitchen. From the homemade to the (I’m sorry to say) character-shaped pasta shapes in cheese sauce the color of a dayglo orange construction cone.Read More →