Apricot Almond Shortbread Bars: When the now becomes more important than the future.

When I normally look at Children, I spend time thinking and planning all the different things I’m going to do, say, teach, train them to do so that they can become some sort of figment-of-my-imagination-super human being in some distant future.  I evaluate, plan, and consider old activities, new activities, and still newer challenges and … Read more

Pistachio Almond Tea Cake: An exercise in patience

There is nothing like my kids, a group of “adults-in-development,” in my face for most of my day (summer vacation WHAT!) to remind me that I don’t have enough patience and strength to withstand the onslaught of craziness and $*$(%&*$$!! that comes at me.  I’m just not that zen.  I’m definitely not that mellow.  I … Read more

Green Apple & Sausage Stuffing

For Thanksgiving dinner, we usually stuck to the classics. There was always a great deal of mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey, rolls that would blow your minds, and stuffing. For the most part, I think my Mom usually would use that package stuffing mix for the traditional stuffing dish. It tasted alright from what I … Read more