Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

Favorite Things: A Fondue Set

I have been lusting after a fondue set for years now. I thought when we moved out of Wagon Wheel Lane that my mother’s harvest gold, mid-70s fondue pot would turn up for me to claim as my own, but …

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A Valentine Postcard for You

We can only be said to be most alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder

(Swan song in the evening on Little Traverse Bay. My heart is conscious of you this Valentine’s …

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Double Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Pink Icing

Chocolate cake, Meringue icing, Maureen Abood

Given that my birthday falls near Valentine’s Day, I am into a layer cake for a Valentine dessert. My mother baked me memorable cakes always for my birthday, with my favorite marshmallow-like frosting, ethereal and light and pink over a …

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Favorite Things: A smaller, taller cake pan

Six inch cake pans, Maureen Abood

While few things say a party, or a birthday, like a layer cake, the ones we always made at home came out on the short and stocky side. I thought the issue was that the cake just didn’t rise like …

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A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

Braised short ribs, Maureen Abood

I like to go out on Valentine’s Day for dinner about as much as I like to stay out all night on New Year’s Eve. You’ve got double the number of tables in the house, and “Prix Fixe,” overpriced, molten-chocolate-blah …

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