Roasted Tomato Sauce


Monday was the first day of fall, and, like clockwork, it rained. Boom. On Sunday I was complaining about the 90 degree sunshine, and then it was gone.

Today, I have the entire day off of work. Eight hours of freedom! I did Continue reading


Okay, so here it is – my twice a year blog post where I say ‘wow, it’s been a long time’ and ‘geez, I’ve been busy’ and ‘hey, is anybody still out there????’ And then I say things like I’m going to ‘post more often’ and I’ve got lots of ‘great stuff lined up’ and then another six months go by with just a blinking cursor on the screen.

Nope, not this time. I won’t do it. I won’t rehash the same lines. No more hamster wheel. I will start fresh and simply post this:

Life is good.
And I’ll be back.
I will.

Meanwhile, from the archives . . .

One year ago on C&T: Honey Marshmallows (no corn syrup!)

Two years ago on C&T: *crickets*

Three years ago on C&T: PB Cookie Peep S’more

Four years ago on C&T: Cocktails in Paradise

Five years ago on C&T: Salted Butter Caramel and The Booziest Cookies I Ever Did Make

Just a Little Busy.


I’m still here.  Or, actually, I’m mostly over here.

One year ago on C&T: I made Buffalo Chicken Pot Pies and took pictures but never finished the post.  I’m lame.

Two years ago on C&T: Lemon Lime Icebox Pie

Three years ago on C&T: Huckleberry Shortbread Bars

Four years ago on C&T: Chocolate Modeling Clay Pt. 3, Almond Shortbread Bars and Chocolate Rum Cake

Double Chocolate Cherry Cobbler


So, I turned forty recently. FORTY. For the most part, I like birthdays and I have no problem getting older. But for some reason, this one is throwing me for a bit of a loop. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom now, and being a mom is making me nostalgic. And being nostalgic means I’m remembering all the fun things I’ve done over the years (many, MANY years) and for the first time feeling like the door is starting to close a little in my life. Continue reading

Honey (HFCS free) Marshmallows

Hi there!  I feel a bit like a ghost coming back from the grave to haunt my former life – it’s been a while since my last post, yes?  Somehow I thought I might still carve out a little time here on a regular basis, even after little dude came along, but I think perhaps I was, well, wildly optimistic.  For the most part I’m just Continue reading

Kicking Out the Old


Well, this was a heck of a year, wasn’t it???  Natural disasters, man-made nightmares, a presidential election . . . phew, I’m worn out from it all.  It’s time to move on, pack up the holiday decorations, clear out the cobwebs and start fresh again.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this a time or two (note to self, add “stop whining” to resolution list) Continue reading