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Hors d’oeuvres for 4 or 40?!?

It’s no secret that I have no idea how to cook for two – or four, for that matter! I think it’s a combination of being raised in a large family, cooking professionally for so many years, and – probably more significantly – I̵...

Aunt Dolores’ Rum Balls

  I FINALLY got the Rum Balls made! These are by far the best Rum Balls this side of heaven! While Auntie’s original recipe called for rolling in powdered sugar, a few years ago, we started dipping them in chocolate to create a rum ball truffle. The...

Cookies and Lost Christmas Presents

Once upon a time – before I worked in retail – the cookie baking was very organized. Th...

Cooking, Baking, Work, and Christmas

Oy vey, it’s been busy! It seems I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time runni...

Making Cookie Dough!

Well… I’ve gotten about six different doughs in the fridge right now… I started o...

Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market

  It’s a great place to spend the day – and a lot of money – but the quality&...

Dungeness Crab

Start with 30 pounds of fresh Dungeness Crab, minutes off the boat (THANK YOU, NICK!!)  add fr...