Orange-Scented Molasses Cookies

There is an ice storm passing through and every shape outside from earth to sky–only grey–a heavy, wet, chilling shade of grey. Every once in awhile, a neighbor burdened with the task of catching the downtown bus, walks cautiously past my kitchen window, skidding, catching himself at the last minute. I’m so lucky that I… Continue reading Orange-Scented Molasses Cookies

Last night’s last-minute pasta dinner

  Last night’s dinner was thrown together around 6:30 when everyone was beginning to get fidgety, taking turns opening the refrigerator door and cabinets.  Since I hadn’t had anything planned, I did the most sensible thing I know and set a pot of water on the stove to boil while I opened a box of… Continue reading Last night’s last-minute pasta dinner