That was my nickname in culinary school, courtesy of my classmates and my teachers. I am still not totally sure why.
I am not a particularly crafty person as far as sewing or origami and certainly not an expert on spot removal or anything household oriented like that.
My rose bush hasn’t been pruned in two years and dutifully produces about three roses every June, but OK, OK, I do have an occasional Martha Stewart moment in the kitchen.
Maybe that is where I earned the nickname.
Recently I hosted a book party (think: Tupperware party, only children’s books instead) and among a sweet table with assorted goodies, served these cute paper cones of homemade caramel corn.
My Martha moment? I rolled pages from an old novel and taped them to make the cones. See how fitting for a book party a literary caramel corn dispenser can be?
I was astounded at my own corniness (no pun intended), but went with them anyway and they sure looked cute!
The recipe for this highly addictive and totally yummy caramel corn can be found here. It's an easy party food that can be made as early as a week before the big day and is always popular-and not just with the children!
As for the paper cones? That's may be a step further that you want to go; it's entirely up to you.