Fattigmands – Poor Man’s Bread

As I mentioned in a previous post, most of my baking these days gets shipped to my grandparents who are isolated for Covid-19 and love getting mail (and treats!). My grandfather actually requested this recipe – Fattigmands Norwegian (otherwise known as Poor Man’s Bread or Cake) which he said his mother used to make for…

Quarantine Baking

Those of you who know me know that it has been a rough month for my family. Mr. Foodie fell ill with what we feared was Covid-19 only to get a negative test after 12 days of having, we suspect, bacterial pneumonia, and we lost my paternal grandfather (age 92) this week. I find that…

4th of July Shenanigans: Crab Sugar Cookies with All Natural Icing

Guess what? It’s my birthday today! I’m checking in briefly today to share the adorable crab-shaped sugar cookies we made yesterday (and yes, I know they also look like yoda-heads lol). Briefly because apparently having a birthday in your 30s means dealing with dishwasher repair and picking up cat meds for our under-the-weather kitty cat…

Rhubarb Lemon Sugar Cookies

You may remember that I am deeply enamored of the rhubarb plant and all the ways that it can be paired with sugar. I don’t know if it is because my roots are Midwestern, my tongue favors tartness, or because the stalks are a gorgeous red color, but I just cannot get enough rhubarb. Luckily…

Oh Rhubarb, How do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways!

Only something as amazing as seeing fresh rhubarb on the grocery store shelf could pull me out of my month-long blog hiatus to write. Not that I haven’t wanted to write! It’s just that I started a new job which has consumed even the illusion of having free time, so both the cooking and the…