Caramel Pretzel Cookies: Whom do you thank during the holidays?

When best friend CY began teaching, I pulled her aside, and told her, “When the holidays come, every single year, make sure you remember the custodian as well as the secretaries of your school. Your remembering them during the holidays is important.  Show them your appreciation.” This was a lesson I learned when I was … 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