Take Breakfast in Bed to a New Level

I miss Sharp’s restaurant in the Brookside area of Kansas City. I miss Brookside. I miss Kansas City. That said, I used to love going to a late breakfast at Sharp’s. In particular, I loved their banana-pecan waffles and the special way they cooked bacon. I’ve eaten there with so many friends and family over…

The Copper Measuring Cups

It is probably breaking the most cardinal rule of blogging: changing the name and direction of your blog. I’m sorry. Really, I am. You have been here for a reason and I have tried to honor and appreciate your every comment and visit. Quarantine has caused us all to sift through priorities and discard the…

Basically I’m Ina.

Pardon me while I become a food blogger… -ha! Those cupcakes I blogged about the other day? Those are for when family is over or you want to impress your friends with foo-foo desserts. But after all the guests are gone and your kids are in bed, these are the cupcakes you make just for…

Lemon Blueberry Cupcake Perfection

I humbly submit to you that I have just made (and this can’t be stated strongly enough) the best cupcakes the world has ever known. …without rival …underrated brilliance … beyond compare These are the phrases that leapt to mind when I bit into these amazing Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes. Overstated? Impossible. Mere adjectives do not…

Loose Leaf Noted

I like the idea of tea. I like the slow, methodical process of tea-making. I like the ritual of afternoon tea. It’s just the tea part I don’t really love about tea. So I did what any good bookstagrammer would do – I took to Instagram and asked for advice. And man!, did I get…

Kiss the Cook

I don’t want to miss #stacksaturday with some of our favorite cookbooks. ⠀ It seems the cookbook pile in our kitchen changes seasonally, but not purposefully. It just depends on what we’re into at the time. ⠀ I am VERY lucky to have a spouse who loves to cook (he claims it’s therapeutic for him)…

Family Al Fresco

It’s that time of year. School is finished (or soon to be), the temperature is rising and sleeping in is on every teens agenda. If you have kids at home, a common summertime question is ‘What’s there to eat?’ I might be able to help with that last question with some simple summer meal items….