What’s On For the Holidays …

Just a few little notes about what’s on my playlist, my nightstand, and my stove these days. (Special Holiday Edition)

On My Holiday Playlist:

I’m more grateful than I’m ever really able to articulate for years of happy childhood memories. Not the least of which are Christmas seasons filled with family and friends. The first notes of this song bring all that back. A few years ago, I found my original scratched-up-sticks-on-several-tracks-vinyl copy. It’s perfectly imperfect and the absolute best way to kick off the season. Continue reading

Grandmother Mary’s Pound Cake

I’m on vacation this week, so I’m doing a little recycling here.  I wrote the post below back in 2011 when I first started blogging, so it’s probably a safe bet that many of you haven’t seen it.  In the spirit of “Christmas in July” I’m re-posting it today.

My grandmother Mary (I’m named for my two grandmothers Mary and Christine), made the most amazing pound cake I have ever tasted.  Buttery-sweet and perfectly crusty on top.  I’m pretty sure that she made the pound cake at various times during the year, but I have a very strong association with it around the holidays. Continue reading