Baking, Cooking

That One Time I Attempted to Cook Like a Hobbit

Cookbook and apples--oh boy! Back in January, I attempted to make a recipe from AN UNEXPECTED COOKBOOK, a collection of recipes inspired by the food found in THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien. The recipe in question was apple hand pies. The method? Both freeform and patted into a cupcake tin. The process went about as… Continue reading That One Time I Attempted to Cook Like a Hobbit

Baking, Uncategorized

Mary Berry’s Cherry Cake – An Adventure

Hi, guys and dolls! I’m mixing things up a bit on the blog. Instead of just talking about writing, I’m going to be sharing tidbit, anecdotes, and the like of things I find interesting. This week’s interest should come as no surprise: BAKING! For Easter this year, I made one of Mary Berry’s famous recipes:… Continue reading Mary Berry’s Cherry Cake – An Adventure

Book, Cooking, Uncategorized

From Book to Cook – Episode 1

Earlier this week, I filmed the first episode of my new cooking show, From Book to Cook (title credit goes to Mimi, fellow author and a historical food enthusiast.) I made a spiced honey cake from the Unofficial Poldark Cookbook by Tricia Cohen and Larry Edwards. Have a look, but forgive the shaky camera and… Continue reading From Book to Cook – Episode 1


A Watched Pot BURNS!

Okay, that title is a little melodramatic, yes? Yes. But what in the name of Asgard am I talking about? Glad you asked... I have mentioned that I hate waiting. I hate waiting for the mail-carrier to come in the afternoon or early morning or late evening or WHENEVER SHE FREAKING DECIDES TO SHOW UP… Continue reading A Watched Pot BURNS!


Foil Dinners (Recipe)

If you're in a hurry and don't want to make a huge mess, here's a recipe that I have memorized that is quick and easy and, most importantly, DELICIOUS! Foil dinners: Ingredients: 1 pound ground hamburger Four medium-sized potatoes, scrubbed clean 1 small onion Baby carrots, halved or quartered, long-ways Salt and pepper Four sheet… Continue reading Foil Dinners (Recipe)