Archive for August 11th, 2009


My daughter, Jessica

My daughter, Jessica

Last weekend our daughter, Jessica, came home from her job in the Piney Woods of East Texas where she’s working for the National Park Service. I was so excited and went into “Mom Mode.”

I had just finished reading House Beautiful, one of my favorite magazines, and found a from-scratch recipe from the Barefoot Contessa herself! Before I knew it, I’d dusted out my cupcake tins and was baking up a batch of German Chocolate Cupcakes. Yum!

The best thing is that Jess could take the leftovers back to camp– and I wouldn’t eat them all myself.  One tip: Put the frosting in the fridge to help it set up. Then frost the cupcakes (14 huge delights!) and store in the fridge, especially in Houston where the topping kind of just melted right off.

Shouldn’t I be writing that math book? Creativity takes so many forms!


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