Blueberry Gingerbread for a Very Special Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas memories was in a New Orleans church service in 2007. The pastor proclaimed himself to be a “reformed musician” –having left the wild partying life, he still brought his saxophone into the pulpit to accompany the choir. That night it was an advent service and to kick off the hymn […]

Great Grandma Moog’s Gingersnap Cookies

I never knew Great Grandma Moog, just as I never knew Shakespeare or Picasso—all the same her artwork has touched my life and for that I have a sense of fond familiarity. I don’t even know whose Great Grandma she was, not mine, but now that this shared recipe has permeated the cooking blog culture, […]

Molasses Gingersnaps and Genderbread

As we approach the longest night of the year, I’ve been having the sensation that the sky has subsumed control over my eyelids. Dawn is my coffee and twilight my curtain. So, I only have like eight solid hours of viable consciousness to work with until well into January. Cookies do seem to help make […]

Glazed Cream Scones with Ginger

Thank you Thank you Thank you to all for the texts and phone calls and emails and cards you sent for my birthday! I feel loved and older and wiser and impossibly more full of joy! It was a wonderful day, the highlight came after dinner—we had made an appointment at the hotel bowling alley […]