It’s ok to make mistakes

  As part of my recovery from my addiction to perfectionism (which leads to mental paralysis in all things) I am making my mistakes public. Rather then wait for the perfect recipe, the perfect shot, light, or catchy phrase, instead of trying to “sell it,” I’m going to own it. I have fibromyalgia and yesterday…

Mrs Dawson’s Date Cake Dessert

Where have dates disappeared to from our modern dessert repertoire? Historically they were popular because they were oh so sweet and because they shipped well and lasted forever. As a kid we always had a package of dates in the house for impromptu date squares. My grandmother, a young girl during the depression remembered being…

While in the Arena…Rice Pudding

Here’s a true story from my life. I once spent almost a year trying to perfect a recipe for the perfect rice pudding. Then one day, just as everyone that I knew was getting sick of eating it, I did; creamy, not dry, the right amount of cinnamon, plump moist raisins and a warm vanilla…