Monthly Archives: August 2013

Nirvana-Inducing Chocolate Chip Espresso Blondies + New Ways to Follow Crandlecakes

It’s back to school time . . . but not for me! Nonetheless (nevertheless?), I’ve been doing some homework for you, les readers, trying to get more attuned to your likes and dislikes. Looking back at le blog stats over the last year, I can assume that while you really really really like chocolate chip […]

Hatch Chile Pepper Scones with Cheeses, and Quiet Sundays

I might be getting the hang of Sundays. For all of my memory, Sunday has been the day of the little nagging string of stress telling you you’re getting closer and closer to the entire looming week. Sunday has been cram day, panic day, wash all the things day. Part of settling in here in […]


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Blueberry Muffins Stuffed with Blueberry Jam and Cream Cheese, Kerouac, and the American Spirit

I’ve been getting around to a few of the classics that slipped between the cracks in the shuffle to get educated: But then they danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad […]

Oven Dried Tomatoes in Three Acts, plus some tips

“If life gives you tiny beautiful yellow farmers market tomatoes, turn them into a lifeless sticky pulp.” This is the type of thought that made sense to me after I purchased a pint of these babies less than 24 hours before leaving town for 5 days. “Juicy wonderful gushy tomatoes? Yes! I’ll dry them out […]

Sunday Supper: Summer Vegetable Sauce

The tires of our more sensible car, the sedan, crunched on the baking gravel as we pulled into the lot beneath the firefighter drill building. The Brazos River rolled heavily off to our left as we made our way towards the sound of live Texas country music and the smells of fajita meat and crepes. […]