Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Spinach and Bananas

Whew, Christmas is over, along with most of 2011. Aren't you tired? Wouldn't you like me to cook for you? A reminder that deep dish cornmeal crust pizzas, baked pasta, and various sweets are still available (see below). And now, a couple more items on offer.

9"x13" pan of spinach pie (spanikopita), made with phyllo, butter, olive oil, feta cheese, and spinach - $25

Banana bread loaf w/ walnuts - $10
Banana bread loaf w/ walnuts and bourbon-soaked dried fruit - $14

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thank you from Tiny Montgomery Kitchen

Big thanks to everyone who has ordered from me these last couple of weeks! This thing might actually work out! I can still take requests, but because I need to cook and bake for my own family these next couple of days, I can't fulfill any orders until Wednesday, December 28.

If you need something tasty for New Year's Eve, let me know soon; I can help!

Happy holidays/Merry Christmas/Happy Solstice/Happy Hanukkah/have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011


In addition to the items in my previous post, I am also currently offering a couple more sweets options.

8"x8" gooey butter cake - $10
-Available in original all vanilla/all chocolate/vanilla base with chocolate top/chocolate base with vanilla top/all lime/all lemon/all pumpkin

One dozen cake pops - $14
-choose between two flavors per dozen (chocolate, vanilla, chocolate curry, chocolate peanut butter, lemon, pumpkin, chocolate mint, vanilla mint, chai spice), then pick either choco or vanilla coating for each flavor.
Email me to order!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Open for Business!

OK, here goes nothing! Or is that everything? It's my dream to cook for a living and so begins my first step in that direction. I'm excited and nervous and very hopeful that I will actually have some customers!

First offerings for the weeks of December 13 through December 23. Taking orders this weekend for delivery/pick up starting 12/13/11.

Email me for info/orders:


8-inch deep dish cornmeal crust pizza
-Sweet or hot Italian sausage, sweet onion, mushroom, and mozzarella with a slightly spicy tomato sauce:  $16/($14.50 w/o sausage)

10-inch deep dish cornmeal crust pizza
-Sweet or hot Italian sausage, sweet onion, mushroom, and mozzarella with a slightly spicy tomato sauce:  $20/($18.50 w/o sausage)

Pizzas will be frozen, unbaked. (Special topping requests can most likely be accommodated - just ask!)

9"x12" pan of ziti with sweet or hot Italian sausage, marinara, and topped with a blend of cheeses, ready for baking: $22


1/2 pound of salted caramel chocolate pretzel bark: $8

1 doz. caramel or peanut butter swirl brownies: $12

Cookies (gooey butter, peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal, snickerdoodles): $10/doz., $25/3 doz.

Pick up can be arranged, as can delivery for an additional $2-3 (in the City/inner ring suburbs).

Email me for info/orders:


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Well you can tell everybody down in ol' Frisco/Tell 'em Tiny Montgomery says hello - Cookies Cookies Who Wants Cookies?.

"This cookie is making love to my tongue."

Apparently, this is a direct quote from a customer at the St. Louis Curio Shoppe after taking a bite of one of my gooey butter cookies. I don't suppose a cook can ask for much more than that.

Add last weekend's three-day, snack-selling extravaganza at the Rock n Roll Craft Show to this weekend's 48 dozen gooey butter cookies in 11 different flavors and I'm feeling pretty good about this selling food for a [semi] living thing. Of course, I know it won't be as easy as all that but it's a start!

So, until I formulate what else I'm doing (and there will be soup for sale, I promise!), I will be offering cookies for sale at $10/doz or $25/3 dozen. Email me at: to discuss types of cookies available, and for more information in general. If you have anything else in mind that you don't want to cook/bake yourself, just let me know and we'll figure something out!

L to R: peanut butter, lime, chocolate caramel

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Balls

I read about a way to paint clear glass ornament bulbs using nail polish and water and thought I'd try it out. I think the results are interesting and a pretty ribbon should make a nice ornament. However, I do not advise doing this in an enclosed space. A couple hours of leaning over several open bottles of nail polish left me feeling a little out of it. I wish I could use that as an excuse for the less than stellar photos, but I have to blame my mobile camera and our dark house.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me: Road Trip to Elephant Rocks and Incidental Thrift

At a certain point, I received all the tangible, physical birthday presents I can conjure up wanting. So when presented with the question, "What do you want for your birthday?" from the Boy, I really couldn't come up with anything. (I'm not addressing the issue of the problem I always have when faced with that question, which is an inability to decide on The One Perfect Thing That Will Make My Life Perfect Gift. *sigh*). I already knew he was taking the day off from work, as was I, so the idea of a day of adventure was really appealing. I flip flopped on what I wanted to do with the day, really not deciding on anything until Tuesday morning. The weather was predicted to be unseasonably warm and sunny so that screamed "road trip" to me. To where? Elephant Rocks!

It's an easy drive, particularly on a beautiful day, and we spotted an antique mall and flea market we would visit on our way back. I hadn't been to Elephant Rocks since I was a very small child and I remembered nothing of it. I'm sorry that I let so many years pass because it's a lovely place and those rocks are incredible.

The views were amazing on such a clear, crisp day. Yeah, I tilt-shifted some of them.

 Not tilt-shifted:

 The horribly hot and dry summer has put most of the moss in these parts into a sort of dormant stage. Still, I found a nice shaggy patch. It looks like a Muppet taking a nap.
Some more moss.
Here we are looking out the window of the ruins of the old train building where they would service the train cars.
It was super windy that day, tempering the nearly 80F temperature, but wreaking havoc on our hair.
We stopped at a flea market on the way back toward Farmington and it was essentially people selling out of their storage units. I didn't have a lot of hope, but I got a few really good things. One was this planter. I don't think it's very old, but I do really love it.
A wooden hamburger press, painted with birds.
And these gardening magazines from the mid-50s. The whopping total for all this stuff? Three measly dollars. 

After lunch of pizza and salad at a funny little place across from the town hall, we hit the road again. We couldn't figure out how to get to the antique mall we saw on our way south, but happened upon a bigger (and most likely better) place during out search. It was huge, sprawling and packed with stuff.

First, the things I actually bought. I have no idea how those sorts of illustrations came to be placed on beer stein salt and pepper shakers.
Next I found these kitten shakers. The kittens' faces were so full of ennui and despair, I knew I had to have them.
Then there were things I didn't want (in almost all of the cases), but found amusing/horrifying/interesting. Like a giant-headed naked chalk baby.
Or this little shelf of horrors.
Or this frightening chalk dog.
This snazzy stereo.
An adorable chick pitcher and a really sweet bird one.
Is it true?
  This dizzy little wall-eyed cat.
 These furred dogs so evil they wouldn't even photograph properly.
A cute little deer shaker, glued to a piece of wood. Don't ask me!
And the one thing I really wanted but resisted buying because I just don't have the room for it. You don't see a lot of Frankoma pottery here in town; I love this set. If I go back and it's still there, it's mine.
On our way home, we stopped for dinner-making supplies and cake because I often like to cook my own birthday dinner. Really, it was a perfect day.