Oreo Chocolate Cake

The cake-making spree that was April capped off with a birthday cake for Jared. Basically, we wanted to have a big meeting, and it happened to be the day after his birthday at church, so… maybe I included a picture of the cake in the announcement for the meeting… So, this cake! My starting point … More Oreo Chocolate Cake

Rainbow Cake!

The kids and I watch a lot of cake videos. And ever since Dooner saw this one, she had her heart set on a “rainbow shapes” cake for her birthday. Here’s my scaled-down version: The final product is petite, but it was a full effort. I bought the fancy circular cutter set, and the fancy … More Rainbow Cake!

In my Kitchen: latter September (part 2)

Remember when I was gluten-free? Remember when I was making bread by hand, after hand-sprouting, dehydrating, and hand-grinding my own flower? Ha. No more. That is like, the opposite of now. Between a kitchen with actual counter space, and the price of bread, I have embraced the long-scorned bread machine. (Indeed, I briefly had two.) Now … More In my Kitchen: latter September (part 2)


Happy Pi Day, everyone!   “Fallin’ in Love Chocolate Mousse Pie” “I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie” (What? It’s true. I don’t want Earl’s baby.) Both recipes from here. I’ve wanted to try these since I first saw Waitress seven years ago. In reality, the experience of both pies was somewhat marred by their both having … More 3.14.15

Fishy Notes

We interrupt this narrative of theological reflection and vocational discernment to bring you… cooking tourism. Not culinary tourism, per se, but the indulgence of someone who gets a kick out of cooking with new and different foods. I mean, the eating them is good too. Warning: if you are disturbed by images of dead and eviscerated … More Fishy Notes