Like mother, like daughter. I have no idea where that saying originated. Sometimes it is spot on. Other times, well, not so much. I remember when I was a kid and my Oma came for a visit. Mom was so excited to show her the house that she ran into the sliding glass door. We […]
Everyone has a story to tell. It could be a special moment or the recollection of childhood events. The stories can capture and preserve a time long ago. Such is with this story from my mom. To honor her for Mother’s Day is why I am sharing it with the world. This post is long […]
Two failed cheesecakes were in the fridge. One had a soggy crust and the other deep cracks and burnt edges. They were the first two attempts in making my Mom’s cheesecake. A water bath leak and then no water bath had put the two in the disaster category. I didn’t have the heart to throw […]
Mom’s Cheesecake recipe is for an old-fashioned one that is dense, rich, and has a thin pastry crust.
Chocolate and butter are melting over a simmering pot of water. The oven is on and a pan awaits batter. Cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and flour are on the counter by the pot. Across the kitchen on another counter are cream cheese and eggs warming up from their chill in the fridge. A mixer is positioned […]
Chocolate covered cherries have a special meaning to me. They were one of my dad’s favorite candies. He did not have them often and it was usually for the holidays. I could count on seeing a box of them when I visited my parents at Christmastime. I really do not care for those candies. It […]