The Art of Joe Smith

I work at a small liberal arts university that has recently decided to close their ceramics program. The program was never a full fledged degree, but courses were available to students in the studio art program and as electives. I’m sad to see the program go, especially the ceramics art professor, who recently retired. However Read More …

Spiced Spritz with Browned Butter Glaze

I originally found this recipe in the 2012 Land O Lakes holiday cookies publication.  One reason I love this publication is that it has great tips, like what to do when you want to make spritz cookies and don’t have a cookie press.  Did you know you could use an icing bag with a large Read More …

Blueberry Tart

This recipe comes from the 1985 Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts cookbook.  This recipe can be made with either fresh or frozen blueberries. Ingredients: One 7 1/2 x 11 x 1-inch pâte brisée tart shell, baked and cooled 3/4 cup sour cherry jelly 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons grand marnier 2 pints blueberries, washed, Read More …

Maple Glazed Chicken

This recipe for Maple Glazed Chicken came from the Disney Family Cookbook.  It’s one of my favorite ways to have chicken, assuming I get the chicken cooked thoroughly.  That seems to be my biggest problem.  I guess I really should follow instructions and only use fully thawed chicken (meaning defrosting the chicken in the microwave Read More …