Double-Dipping: Nasty

Many of you may see the phrase "double-dipping" and think of Seinfeld. This was their phrase for dipping a chip or piece of crudité in sauce, taking a bite, and then smushing the bitten piece back in the communal dip. Kind of gross, unless you're just dipping with a loved one. Well, not what I … [Read more...]

Today’s Obsessions: Cake and Chefs

Just a quick note to say hello because you all know I'm on a deadline for the additional chapters for Cherries in Winter: The Paperback. (Don't worry, that is so not the book's new official title.) Here's the latest: * I'm writing about cake, one of my favorite subjects (see above). * My Jamie … [Read more...]

Cake “Feh”stival: The Winners!

Before I announce the winners of the (ta-daaa!) first-ever "Feh" Fighting Cake Giveaway, I'd like to thank you all for visiting this blog. Your comments were truly lovely, funny, sweet, encouraging, and laden with double-exclamation points. I'm going to ignore the fact that you … [Read more...]

The Grand "Feh"nale!

Many thanks to all of you who felt my "feh" last week. As I wrote about here, I was in a grand funk and had no real desire to get out of it. And I think that's what helped me finally get out of it. I neither tried to kill the "feh" state, nor did I feed it. Well, that's a total lie--if I wasn't … [Read more...]

I Heart Week, Day 4: I Heart Cake!!

I used to use one exclamation point. I mean, isn't one enough emphasis? But lately I've been noticing a trend in people using two (!!) exclamation points. Initially, I thought: overkill. Then it seemed cute. And now I see cases where one "!" is just not enough. As I wrote on The Huffington Post, … [Read more...]