First, we are happy to announce the Peter the Mediocre has been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is still working on the title of Peter the Great and we will notify you when he achieves that goal.
Second, I gave in to the chocolate calling my name at the grocery store this morning. I made brownies yesterday afternoon and somehow, for a cook that normally underbakes everything, I burned the damn things! They were palatable when they were warm, but they are terrible cold. The rest of the batch may become a brownie trifle - they are in the freezer waiting for culinary inspiration to strike.
And finally, have I mentioned how much I love Etsy? I've discovered all sorts of vintage stuff that I never knew I'd ever be able to find anywhere. This cookbook is just like the one my mom had - published in 1933 by General Electric. It's called All About Home Baking - and full of great old-time recipes for things like Lady Baltimore Cake and Clever Judy Frosting. Fun! I also found this vintage cookie press (same Etsy seller - saved on shipping!) with a dozen different discs. Tim had gotten me one at a yard sale several years ago and the press was lost in the move - all I could find were the discs in their wooden holder, which were of absolutely no use to me - so I donated them to Goodwill. And lo and behold, the day I found this cookbook - I found the cookie press too! I was extremely pleased with my under $20 find - and a good dose of nostalgia, too. Have I mentioned how much I love Etsy?