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Making Fortunes

Brought a few dozen of these to an antiChristmas party last week. Followed a great Martha Stewart fortune/tuile cookie recipe (I LOVE YOU MARTHA! XO) and filled the cookies with subversive and snarky messages like “Santa isn’t real” and “Happy fucking holidays.” One of my favorites read something like “May your holidays be filled with… continue reading

A Boost

In nursing lingo, a “boost” is where you use sheets placed underneath a patient to help lift the patient towards the head of the bed. Because the head of a hospital bed raises mechanically, patients just tend to slide down towards the foot. Boosting is something nursing staff do frequently, every day. In fact, boost… continue reading

The Perfect Pancakes

1 1/4 cup flour shy 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 1 cup milk 1/4 cup plain yogurt (or substitute 1 1/4 cup buttermilk* for milk and yogurt) splash vanilla Heat and butter griddle. Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl, then mix wet… continue reading

Good News and Funny Jokes

Lately it’s been nothing but good news and funny jokes. I started collecting jokes the other week when suddenly everyone started telling me them. Why suddenly was everyone telling me jokes? Why was my life suddenly filled with good news? Anyway, it’s sort of like a “You are what you eat” deal where, when I… continue reading

Pot de Crème me

3-3.5oz bitter chocolate, chopped fine 1 1/4 cup half & half 1/4 cup sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp vanilla extract more than a pinch of salt 1 tbsp liqueur (optional) Heat oven to 300’F. Bring a kettle full of water to a boil. Bring half & half to a near-boil… continue reading

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