Author Archives: cschoenwald

About cschoenwald

I'm a writer and performer living in Southern California. I love personal essays and personal storytelling of all kinds. I also have a background in sketch-comedy and improv, so humor is very important to me too.

Tea Cakes for Everybody

There was  some coconut in my fridge inching its way to its expiration date and  I have a lemon tree spitting old lemons at the backyard cats, so staying true to my credo bake it before it goes bad I … Continue reading

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Give us our daily Banana Bread Cookies

It’s a holiday weekend and  we’re not barbecuing or having any kind of party, so I decided to make Andy a special Memorial Day Weekend treat. I found a recipe by Marianne Gleason on Just a Pinch recipes for Banana … Continue reading

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Herman’s Hermits Bars

Did you know that “Hermits” or Hermit bars/cookies are a thing? I didn’t. Apparently these are a traditional cookie/bar that  started a long time ago in New England. They are known to wear well with age (if you count three … Continue reading

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Bananator Strikes Again

I’ve mentioned before Andy’s obsession with banana bread. His favorite is a very simple one with a ton of sugar and butter in it. I recently had kind of an emergency tea party when my friend Kevin was in town … Continue reading

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RIPecans

I thought there was still time to save the pecans. My intention was to use them up in an applesauce bar, but by the time I went to get them they were dead. The killer-moths had gotten to them. I obviously … Continue reading

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Making Do With What You’ve Got!

When you’re  on a race to use up ingredients before they go bad, you sometimes have to improvize. I had decided to make “Sour Cream Tea Cakes” for Andy for Valentine’s Day. I got the recipe from “Just a Pinch … Continue reading

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Welcome Back to my House Party

Today I made some Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Raisin Cookies. I have a couple of friends coming over tonight. One of the friends, I saw fairly recently, and has a birthday this month, and the other has been out of town … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Inside

It’s cold here which for Glendale, California is really something as it is almost always super hot. I’m cold which is remarkable as I am almost always super hot myself.  Here’s the thing–our  house has no heat. Truly. Once upon … Continue reading

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Take My Cake,Please!

I was searching for a pumpkin bundt cake recipe with less sugar but had no luck. Finally I just decided to use a Martha Stewart recipe. While I was making the batter, I ran out of sugar. Instead of substituting … Continue reading

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Picture This

I have a confession. I’ve been baking but I haven’t been sharing. Well I’ve been sharing with friends, in person but not with you.  I know that I’ve been very post stingy. Last week I made low sugar Oatmeal Chocolate … Continue reading

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