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Since I’m Grounded…

Typically, this is the time of year I start to rack up frequent flyer miles. But, thanks to a global pandemic, my travel plans are on the chopping block. So, instead of a) running around and potentially becoming a COVID vector, or b) moping about relentlessly, I figured I’d put a little effort into a […]

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What is Time? Lessons I Learned in 2019

Alternatively titled; How I Learned to Take a Break. You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around here. I needed a break, so I took one (with only minimal amounts of guilt involved). Basically, I over-committed myself and had to do a little back burnering. Between writing a new book, polishing […]

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Golden Raisin Sour Cream Coffee Cake

The perfect quick and tasty treat for that leftover sour cream from taco night. (Or, in my case, a sale at the store that was too good to pass up!)

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Food Travel

So Long 2018 – Lessons I Got Outta Last Year

2018 was a big year. With that, I picked up a few lessons, some equally big and a few small, but helpful. Here is what I learned, or relearned, traveling and eating this year: Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is sit down and have a drink. You can’t make flights run […]

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Grammy’s Banana Bread

So, how many bananas do I need?

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Broccoli Corn Bake

A dish that tastes less odd that it sounds.

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Apple-Date Squares

Hint, this is another cleverly disguised coffee cake!

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Lucy’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Alternatively titled; How I Ate Almost Two Dozen Cookies Worth of Dough.

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Mrs. Jeffery’s Oatmeal Cookies

In making these cookies, I came to several essential conclusions about both my grandmother and great-grandmother. They either had memories like elephants (yes, I know that phrase doesn’t hold-up in the court of science), or they had a lot of time to start at the stove. These women wrote nothing useful down, except what they […]

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Apple Cake 1/2 Recipe

So here is the thing about working off of someone else’s recipe. The idea sounds deeply romantic. Old family recipes passed down generation to generation, each woman living a different and unexpected life with this one thing in common. I mean, the idea is hallmark movie level awesome. That is until you try it. The […]