Baking Kits

Earlier this summer I made these baking kits for the Lorton Community Action Center’s child programming. In lieu of on site activities they asked for volunteers to make kits that the children could use to learn and have fun over the summer. Of course I chose the baking option :P. It was a blast putting…

Rhubarb Crostata / Galette

Happy Friday! The sun is shining (however briefly), I am staring at the beautiful sunflowers that Mr. Foodie brought home a few days ago, and the weekend is almost here. I know I’ve written about my love of rhubarb a lot, but here is yet another post in case you see some of these glorious…

Lefse – A Family Tradition

When Mr. Foodie met my maternal grandparents for the first time, my grandma pulled out her lefse griddle for us. My grandma’s family came from Norway, and with them they brought lefse — a norwegian flatbread most often made with leftover mashed potatoes. To me, lefse resembles a pancake or tortilla, but it is also…

Mother’s Day Baking

How was your mother’s day? Different than normal, I bet. Normally we’d try to take our mothers somewhere fun—like Bull Run Winery for wine or the Hillwood Estate for tea. This year, I turned to baking our mothers’ favorite cakes for them because just handing over our gifts didn’t seem like enough to fill the…

A Drink, Dessert, and Dinner: Coping with Quarantine

What are you doing to cope with quarantine? I find I’m drawn to posts that pose this question. I will read every comment in reply and generally marvel at all the interesting things people are doing. I’m most envious of all the comments about cooking and baking. It seems that for many people this quarantine…