Word Up, Nerd Up

a few words about words

Monday Munchies: Top 3 in 2011

By the numbers, our most popular Monday Munchies post in 2011: #3 Butterbeer from Harry Potter #2 Minny’s Microwave Caramel Cake from The Help And, #1 by a W-I-D-E margin…Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter Did your favorite recipe make the cut? My favorite(Grapes of Wrath muffins) did not even come close! Linking with these fine […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Monday Munchies: Minny’s Microwave Caramel Cake

Today’s Monday Munchie is inspired by Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.  Minny is famous for her delicious caramel cake, a southern delicacy that features a barely sweet yellow cake frosted by rich and sugary caramel frosting.  How can you improve on that?  How about by bringing it into the microwave age?  This simplified version makes 4 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Main Street Book Club

We live in a small town with a beautiful, wonderful, fantabulous* public library.  Earlier this summer, they announced the formation of Main Street Book Club.  The date was set, a book was chosen and we all sat at home hoping that someone else would show up on the appointed evening.   Any worries were unfounded, […]

Read the rest of this entry »