Sadie’s Cookies When I was a little girl I lived next door to our family business, McDermott Colonial Mortuary in Santa Barbara. My father, Thomas Joseph McDermott was a mortician as was his father, Charles Stephen McDemott. Charles moved from Morris, IL with his wife, Hanora in 1906, to open McDermott Undertaking Co. on the […]
I want to make sure that I write about things that you are interested in—things that will keep you coming back for more. Your comments will help me to know just what that is.
Thoughts for the New Year Happy New Year! Last year was full of many wonderful surprises for me so I would like to share some thoughts for the New Year with you. I continue to be grateful that I am able to teach the Art of the Pie to so many. Highlights of the year […]
I was inspired to write this morning by the framed pencil drawing that is on my wall. It was created by my son, Duncan, when he was in high school. I love this picture not only because it captures so much of who he is, but also the values that I tried so hard to […]
My goodness! After traveling for 5+ weeks it takes a bit of time to catch my breath, catch up on sleep and daily tasks…like bills, laundry and groceries. As you know, I had an unexpected trip to Santa Barbara right after I returned from Pig, Pig & Eye in France. My step-dad, Jerry, is doing […]