My husband and I both grew up with Velveeta, which is not really cheese at all. I remember my father loving blues and sharp cheddars, but my brother and I were fed toasted cheese sandwiches made with horrible pre-sliced white bread, Velveeta, and margarine. That "cheese product" melts like glue. I am embarrassed to admit [...]


Three layers of vanilla sponge with strawberry jam and a lot of strawberry buttercream flavored with jam and powdered organic freeze-dried strawberries! She liked the cake, though she was not expecting pink frosting—and to think how hard I worked to make it both pink and tasting of strawberries! (I cropped her from the photo to [...]


Here's what I made the other day: ten (and a half) cups of two different pepper jams. Basically, for any jam using pectin, you prepare fruit, add powdered pectin, bring to a full rolling boil that will not stir down for at least a couple minutes, add premeasured sugar and return to a full rolling [...]


NINE YEARS AGO ON MY OLD BLOG I POSTED: 8/8/2010: I woke this morning and realized that I didn't have to run today [I was mostly running every other day until 2012], the weather is perfect, and I've spent my entire summer reading to prepare for the new school year and making jam. The jam [...]