Thimbles and Shuttles
I was looking at my thimble collection this morning. I have so many interesting collections. The older I get, the smaller the items I collect need to be. My mother collects thimbles, and throughout the years, all of these thimbles were gifts from her. The one on the far right was my great grandmother’s. It was passed down to my grandmother and then she gave it to my mother. I remember as a...
From my kitchen - homemade corn tortillas
A homemade tortilla is nothing like the store-bought variety. The soft, chewy texture and the fresh corn flavor of a homemade tortilla might compel you roll up your sleeves and try to make your own. If so, be prepared for some work. After lots of practice I’m proud to say that I’ve successfully cranked out some beauties. A note about the corn meal – I’m sure real pros can make any kind of corn...
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Mini rum cakes!
I found a lovely little baking pan at Goodwill the other day that made six individual bundt cakes. I had been thinking about making mini rum cakes for a while but this gave me the incentive. As you can see, they turned out just dandy! Now the only problem is that they’re in the refrigerator tempting me. I’ll try this again during the holidays and give them away as gifts.