Cloud9 Pudding

Cloud9 Pudding

We have a new neighbor in my community. Cloud9 Cannabis opened this past spring. Cloud9 Cannabis is an upscale, community and education-focused recreation cannabis dispensary. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable with a low-key approach to marketing their...
Winter’s End Cake

Winter’s End Cake

The last pumpkin of 2022 proved to be the inspiration for my number one favorite pumpkin cake ever. I will admit that all my tinkering to come up with something new led to a rather complex recipe, but a lot of my ingredients were holiday purchases. I just cleaned out...
Extra-Special Rice Pudding

Extra-Special Rice Pudding

Long ago, when my daughter was in grade school and my grandma lived with us out in the country, I used to make this rice pudding dish. The original version came from a way-back issue of Cooking Light Magazine and involved a lot of low-fat ingredients that I would not...
Let’s Turn Over a New Leaf…Cookie!

Let’s Turn Over a New Leaf…Cookie!

My daughter’s birthday is March 7. I have come to think about her birth—so many years ago, now—as the first hopeful sign of Spring to come. The day she was born the sun was shining, but I remember it being cold outside (Could it have been snowing?). When the nurses...
Zubi’s Fiesta Cornbread

Zubi’s Fiesta Cornbread

We eat cornbread and polenta often in my house. That cornmeal flavor is a particular favorite of mine—polenta for breakfast, cornbread for dinner and even cornmeal layer cake for dessert! I love the way rich corn flavor plays off other ingredients like maple...