Category Archives: Journal Entry

On occasion I have something to say that doesn’t fit under any other category, hence the journal entry category.

Pumpkin Cookies


Originally posted on A Dollop and A Pinch:
photo credit: Sarah Nelms Fall means pumpkins!Whether you are carving them to illuminate or cooking with them, pumpkins are in season and signify autumn. A fierce competition is on for the world’s…

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A Response Letter to the World


Dear World, I got your letter.   Thanks for the encouraging words.  Funny you should write because I have been trying to prepare my message for you just in case you asked.  I’ve been pondering, “What would I say if … Continue reading

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“Weapons of Destruction” aka kitchen tools


So, you’ve got to cut onions and saute’ them for your sauce. Which weapon do you favor? Tell me why in the comments. Is your choice based on ease of clean-up or efficiency of chopping or some other reason? Thanks! … Continue reading

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When the world gives you duck eggs, make cookies, of course!


What a day for surprises! My first surprise. I had a record number of visitors to my blog on this day, all because of one post! Thanks for liking it. Update: 259 lattes to go in 44 days. My second … Continue reading

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SEND ME TO INDIA


I’m going to be a Grandmother! My daughter, Bethany, and her husband, Abe, live in northern India and they are expecting their first child. This Grandmarmee wants to be there! If you have enjoyed the recipes I’ve posted or had … Continue reading

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A New Frango


Some of you may know of the Frango from my cafe or my cookbook, A Dollop and A Pinch: Recipes and Stories from The Baron York.  Frango is Portuguese for chicken and I had fashioned a dish after my favorite Brazilian treat. The … Continue reading

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When the world gives you chicken, have biology class.


Occasionally I am on the receiving end of free food. Today I received two whole chickens. What does a homeschooling mom do with whole chickens? Why, have impromptu biology class, of course. Neither of the girls had ever cut up a chicken or even … Continue reading

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V-8 Guacamole


Wow! I should have had a V-8! (which is what I thought I was making!) And, what’s up with green? I WILL make something in my Vita-Mix that is NOT green….. …….some day. I put the following in the Vita-Mix … Continue reading

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Guessing Game


Do you play the “story game?” You know, when you are with someone in a public place and you are “people watching.” You try to guess the current scene of the life story you are witnessing. Mystery abounds. Are they really who … Continue reading

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No Show


It’s not that something didn’t show up, it’s that when it did, well, I didn’t want to show you. Although a novice with my new toy, my adventurous creativity pushes me on to experimentation. Not being an artist atune to … Continue reading

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