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The Kitchen Workhorse

I call them my workhorses. One might think I have a stable full of them. They don’t sport colors of chestnut, sorrel, buckskin, or even palomino like could normally be found in a stable. As a matter-of-fact, they aren’t the size and shape of a draft horse that in bygone years was trained to help […]

Honor To the Pig

Should all cookies be sweet, Dear Readers? Not when they have the savory, “kicky” taste of this recipe! On her blog site,, Kristen, a family friend, posted the traditional recipe called “Cheese Tidbits.” She said, “My college roommate would get packages of these and never share! I had to find out what all the […]

Love in a Pink Tin

It was always the daily brief kiss between two people in love that brought a smile to my young face and made a cherished lifelong memory. Having completed her naturally assumed role of breakfast maker for Jack (two fried eggs over easy–perfect for dunking into the golden yolk–with toast and coffee please), Dode sat in […]