The Myth of the Perfect Mother

Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate! I say that because while I have a great mom and am blessed to be a mom, there are those who don’t have great associations with this day. I know many women whose relationship with their mothers is tenuous at best. Many women who have lost their...

Use it or Lose it: Apple Pie Ice Cream

I have something very shameful to admit. I bought an ice cream machine in October and only finally put it to use last week.  It had been sitting in my garage, lonely and unused, all that time. But when I finally did use it—well, it was definitely worth the wait! About two weeks ago,...

Ice Cream at Pizzeria Basta

Have you tried the housemade ice cream at Pizzeria Basta?  The flavors change frequently, but when I was in a couple of weeks ago, we tried the smoked vanilla and the smoked porter. According to the server, they smoke the cream in the pizza oven for a really unique flavor.  I really enjoyed the...