Cooking & Baking, Family and Parenting

Susie’s SouthForty Toffee: Christmas Disaster Averted

"This is the best dessert I've ever had," my husband declared. "You have to take it away from me." Hide it somewhere, he told me. Somewhere I won't find it. Otherwise I'll eat the whole thing. Over the next few days it became a game of sorts: I would find a hiding place, he would… Continue reading Susie’s SouthForty Toffee: Christmas Disaster Averted

Cooking & Baking

A Letter to my Grandma, or, Why I Heart Food Network

When I moved into my first apartment, my grandma presented me with a full complement of kitchen equipment that she had painstakingly collected at Goodwill and other thrift shops for years preceding. And then, she did the same for each of my three younger sisters in succession. Nearly twenty years later, I'm still using the… Continue reading A Letter to my Grandma, or, Why I Heart Food Network