Archive for Dessert Memories

Pumpkin Eggnog Ice Cream and Cashew Nut Cookies

Pumpkin Eggnog Ice Cream and Cashew Nut Cookies

Today is my third year wedding anniversary! To celebrate, we’re hosting a small dinner party this Saturday night. We invited a few happily married couple friends. I’m hoping they’ll bring their best wedding stories – the surprising, funny, and all–out “you won’t believe what my…

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Figgy Newtons

Figgy Newtons

My husband and I have been tending to a vegetable plot in a community garden this summer. Which in actuality means, he does all the gardening  and I make stuff with whatever he’s growing. When I arrived last week to get bitten by bugs while…

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All My Kitchens: Essay #1

All My Kitchens: Essay #1

I’ve had a fair number of kitchens in my life. And in each of them, something happened. Something worth words. Here goes: “All My Kitchens: Essay 1” The first kitchen I can remember was decorated in late 1970s decor. Browns and oranges and yellows. Dark…

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Recreating Commercial Sweets At Home

Recreating Commercial Sweets At Home

When I was a kid, my mom would put tiny notes in my lunchbox every day. They’d say things like, “I love you, honey” or “I hope you had sweet dreams.” Half way through first grade I started having trouble in English. I couldn’t figure…

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Why Always Dessert

Why Always Dessert

My mother offered us dessert every night after dinner when I was growing up. It seems extravagant, but like everything, it’s normal when you know no different. My mother is an exuberant woman, and truth be told, delights in excess. So, usually, she offered us…

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